Heavy-cropping fleshy-fruited green or black Spanish olive. Ripens early. Tree is small, slow-growing, spreading, drought tolerant and happy in a big pot. The most popular variety for Australian gardens and plantations. Read more at Olives Australia and cultivation tips at Better Homes & gardens
DESCRIPTION: Mediterranean tree with spreading bushy crown, oval grey-green leaves which emerge apple green, medium-large green oval fruits that ripen to purple-black. Slow growing. 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. For container-grown olives, repot if necessary during the growing season. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5 m H x 5 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.