Olea Europaea

Botanical Name:

Olea europaea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Well-Drained, Rich, 7.0-8.0 pH
Heat Tolerant
104°F / 40°C
Cold Tolerant
18-23°F / -8 to -5°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennial, Tree, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 8-10

Plant Height

20-30 ft / 6-9 m

Flower

Small, white, fragrant, feathery flowers are generally produced on the previous year's wood.

Fruit

Fleshy, green to purple drupe with one seed.

Benefits
Ornamental

White, fragrant flowers decorate the lush, dense, elliptical foliage and give rise to multicolored, oval fruits.

Attracts

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Oleaceae

Genus

Olea


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