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Olive

Olea europaea 'Little Ollie'

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This dwarf, non-fruiting olive cultivar is an evergreen tree reaching 4 to 6 feet high and wide. It has attractive dark green leaves.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSlow-growing. Useful for hedges.

CareDrought, heat, and salt tolerant. Grow in deep, fertile, sharply drained soil, in a sheltered location.

PropagationTake semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

ProblemsOlive knot, Verticillium wilt, mushroom root rot, lesion nematode, and Southern blight. Scale insects are common.

  • Genus : Olea
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Plant Type : Trees
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