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European Olive Tree

Showy Foliage Year-Round


We ship this item in Fall

  • SKU: 70743
  • Zones: 9-11
  • Height: 20 - 30 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid Spring
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European Olive Tree

What's closer than farm-to-table? Backyard-to-table! This European Olive Tree will grow black olives .5" in diameter that you can pick, cure, and enjoy. It thrives best in full sun and year-round warm climates. Once established, this tree is drought-tolerant, and won't be deterred by wind or heat—just like when it grows in its original Mediterranean climates. Plant in acidic, loamy, or sandy soil for best results with plenty of olives. This evergreen tree keeps its foliage all year, with lance-shaped, dusty-green leaves about 3" long. The olives themselves are preceded by tiny, fragrant white flowers. You'll know the green olives are ready to pick when they turn black. Each olive contains a single pit. Olea europaea
Product Details
  • Botanical NameOlea europaea
  • Ships As2" POT
  • Height20 - 30 feet
  • Spacing15 - 25 feet
  • Spread15 - 25 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Color Descriptionwhite
  • Foliage TypeElliptic to lance shaped leaves 3" long are gray-green
  • Bloom TimeMid Spring
  • Flower FormVery small white flower. Flowers give way to oval green Olives which ripen black. Olives contains a single pit.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained soils.
  • Growth RateSlow
  • PruningPrune yearly.
  • Winter CareWinter hardy zones 9-11
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones9-11
  • Planting InstructionsSet place at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule


  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  

1A-6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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