Arbequina Olive Tree (Self-fertile, Semi-dwarf)

Olea europa 'Arbequina'

Oleaceae

Arbequina Olive Tree (Self-fertile, Semi-dwarf)
One of the most popular and commercially important Olive varieties, Arbequina is a self-fertile semi-dwarf Olive tree that begins bearing at a fairly young age under container culture and takes slightly longer when planted in the garden. Introduced to Spain in the 1600's from Palestine, it has become one of the most popular commercial and home garden varieties that is excellent for both eating and for the exceptionally high quality oil it produces. The brown colored olives are small to medium sized when mature. Olives make beautiful evergreen additions to the garden and landscape with their narrow blue-green foliage with a silvery reverse. Use the Arbequina Olive Tree as a large shrub, small tree, or as a screen or enjoy it as a container plant or bonsai specimen. Provide ample sunlight and a well-drained soil.

Protect very young small trees from hard freezes and containerized plants should be protected during extended periods of freezing temperatures as the frozen soil will also freeze the roots.

Grows To: 8-15'H x 8-15'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Well-drained but otherwise fairly tolerant. Moderately drought resistant once well-established.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Not Likely to Be Bothered

Native To / Origin: Palestine - likely prior to 1600-1700

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml

Price: $ 19.99
Catalog ID# 11251
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