Also known as Common Olive or European Olive. This unique tree produces the edible olive that is also used to make olive oil. To encourage fruiting, keep at 35F for several weeks during winter. Produces flowers on second year's branch growth. Transplants best in summer. Tolerates poor soil, heat, drought and loves the sun. Excellent for indoors.
- These evergreen plants thrive in most soil types, in semi shade to full sun.
- They need zone 7 to 10. They are a fast growing plant often growing 2 to 3 foot a year.
- They reach sizes of 12 to 20 foot tall and 8 to 10 foot wide.
- Once received use a well draining soil that does not hold extensive amounts of water.