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Sevillano Fruiting Olive

Olea europaea 'Sevillano'

A picturesque evergreen tree with small dark green leaves that give a willow-like, airy effect. Develops an open canopy and a graceful, gnarled trunk with age. Produces large black olives with low to moderate oil content, well-suited for canning. May be used as a pollenizer for Manzanillo. Thrives in hot dry locations.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationOH-lee-a yoo-ROH-pee-ah
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 30 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous summer blooms; fruit ripens late fall.
Design IdeasAn ideal focal point in a Mediterranean style garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Pomegranate (Punica); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established in the landscape; continue to water container plants regularly. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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