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Olea europaea 'Little Ollie' (Olive)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Olea europaea 'Little Ollie' OH-lee-ah yur-oh-PAY-ah Common Name: Olive Genus: Olea
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 characteristics: Slow-growing. Useful for hedges.
Care: Drought, heat, and salt tolerant. Grow in deep, fertile, sharply drained soil, in a sheltered location.
Propagation: Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems: Olive knot, Verticillium wilt, mushroom root rot, lesion nematode, and Southern blight. Scale insects are common.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Hedge, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Type Trees

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