Fruitless Olive

 

 

Olea europaea

 

 

Oleaceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 30 ft high by 25 ft wide
Leaves
: soft, green, willow-like, lance shaped
Flowers
: small, cream colored, spring
Fruit
: olives, small amt. to none produced
Stems/Trunks
: smooth, gray
Range/Origin
: Mediterranean
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8,9, 11-24, H1, H2, 15o F

Comments: No thorns, low litter

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full sun

        Water: Little to Moderate

        Soil: Tolerant of most types but prefers deep, rich soil

        Propagation: Cuttings, root suckers

         Maintenance: Minimal, but can tolerate heavy pruning

 

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