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Mediterranean Olive Tree

Highly Productive, Ornamental Tree

Mediterranean Olive Tree

Highly Productive, Ornamental Tree

  • Can be grown indoors or out
  • Olives ripen in early to mid fall
  • Self-pollinating tree
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$19.99
Product Description
This ancient tree is equal parts ornamental and fruit-bearing. Mediterranean Olive Trees have been immortalized in great works of art for centuries thanks to its natural good looks and unique, twisted trunk form. But it is also famous for the delicious fruit it produces. Small, oblong green olives ripen to a rich, deep black color in early to mid fall, signaling that they are ready to enjoy in salads, atop fluffy focaccia bread or mixed into a refreshing pasta salad. Though it requires a near-tropical climate to reach its full height, our Olive Tree will grow to 8-10 feet tall if planted in a large pot that can be brought indoors to overwinter. In zones 8-10, it can be planted in a full-sun site to add a touch of old-world beauty to the landscape.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Olea europaea
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet if planted in containers; larger if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Spacing: 1 plant per pot. If planted in the ground in zones 8 - 10, space 20 feet apart.
  • Zone: 8-10
  • Spread: 3 - 4 feet in containers, 6 - 8 feet if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Color: Creamy White
  • Foliage: Leathery, long leaves up to 3 inches long. Gray-green above and silvery-gray-green beneath foliage.
  • Depth: Plant on the South or West side of a home or building. The warm wall will accelerate the ripening of the fruit.
  • Blooms: Varies.
  • Yield: The yield varies. May take a year or two after planting to bear fruit.
  • Fruit: Small oblong, plum-like green fruit ripening to black. This is considered a medium-sized olive. The olive is self-fruitful and will bear small, plum-shaped, green fruit beginning in late summer and ripening to black in early to mid-fall.
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Form: Fruit, Tropical, Olive
  • Flowers: Small creamy white blossoms develop in the axils of the alternate leaves.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Size: Potted
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes 
1A-4A 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 6/11/21
4B 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 6/11/21
5A 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
7A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
7B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
8A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 6/11/21
9A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
10A & B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/24/2021 5/31/2021 6/7/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
4B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/15/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/7/21 3/8/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7A 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
8A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/15/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
9A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
10A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/3/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/24/2021



Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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