A famous sweet black olive from Greece. Tree is slow-growing, taller and more slender than the Manzanillo, drought tolerant and happy in a big pot. Very popular gourmet variety. Better for colder regions than Manzanillo. Read more at Olives Australia and cultivation tips at Better Homes & Gardens
DESCRIPTION: Mediterranean tree with spreading crown, oval grey-green leaves, medium-large green oval fruits that ripen to purple-black. USE IN: Shade tree, fruit tree, foliage plant. Perfect for sandy areas and poor soil. Suitable for large pots. LOCATION: A full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Hardy shrub suited to most conditions nationwide, and coastal plantings. Needs two months of cold 0-10C to initiate fruits. Will tolerate light frost when mature. Prefers dry winters and wet summers so ideal for southern states. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. CARE: Easy if the climate is right for it. Mulch and water well during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established, prune after flowering to promote new growth. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 6 m H x 3 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot height is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.