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    Olea europaea 'Arbequina' Multi

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    Arbequina Fruiting Olive Tree

    Arbequina Fruiting Olive Tree

    Olea europaea 'Arbequina' Multi

    Regular price $54.95 (No sales tax!)
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    Mature height
    15-25 ft.
    Mature Width
    15-25 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
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    The Arbequina Olive tree has edible olives valued for its mild, sweet buttery, aromatic fruit which are full of healthy antioxidant-rich oils. Grow your own olives and make your own delicious olive oil with an Arbequina Fruiting Olive Tree.

    Olea europaea 'Arbequina' is a self-fruitful, very productive variety that does not require pollination from another olive variety. However, adding another variety will result in more fruits. The small green fruits ripen to dark purple or with shades of brown and are ready for harvest in autumn in California.

    Considered a compact tree at 20 ft. tall when planted in the ground at maturity, Arbequina is a slow-growing, highly adaptable fruiting olive tree with attractive silvery-green leaves that can be pruned to a desired size or shape. Suitable for topiary or containers and easy to grow, Arbequina thrives in heat, is drought-tolerant, and is cold hardy to 12℉. Arbequina also grows in coastal regions. The narrow grey-green foliage, thick and leathery with silvery undersides, contrasts beautifully with the matured, gnarled, dark trunk.

    Olives are beautiful evergreen trees that have traditionally been sought after for their fruits. Enjoy the benefits of making your own olive oil with Olea europaea 'Arbequina’. This popular fruiting olive tree has mild, fruity olives and makes a beautiful addition to any garden.

    Plant care

    Olives are highly adaptable trees and can tolerate a variety of soil types but perform best in slightly alkaline soils. Good drainage is essential if your olive tree is to survive and thrive . Plant in full sun with at least 8 hours of sunshine.

    Water deeply and regularly after planting until roots are established then reduce frequency. Deep and infrequent watering, like once a month, should be adequate in California once the trees are established.

    A thick layer of an organic mulch will help conserve water and reduce weeds but do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk. The trunk base should be at least six inches clear of mulch to help eliminate root disease or rot.

    Olive trees grown in containers will be smaller than a tree planted in the ground. Pruning or tip-pinching the branches will encourage more side growth and result in a shorter tree. Remove dead, damaged, or crossed branches and prune to maintain desired size and shape.

    Olives will fruit on one-year old branches grown the previous year. Pruning these branches will reduce your fruit potential for the season but shaping your tree early on is important. In general, pruning should be minimal.

    Olive trees are easy to grow but should not be planted near paved areas where the fallen ripe fruit will stain the surface and can be tracked indoors on shoes. If you want the look of the Olive tree but don’t want the messy fruit clean-up, consider buying an ornamental olive like the Semi-Fruitless Wilson Olive or the dwarf, non-fruiting, olive shrub, 'Little Ollie'.

    If you want a bountiful harvest and are ready to buy your fruiting olive tree, consider the following factors when choosing the location to plant:

    • Fruiting is best in areas where the average winter temperatures are 50℉ or colder. Hot winter temperatures will inhibit fruit production.
    • Although the tree is cold hardy to 12℉, the green fruit will be damaged by cold temperatures at 32℉ or less.
    • Wind, especially hot & dry winds, can cause young fruit to drop or damage the small flowers that develop into fruits; plant in a location that has protection from the wind.
    • Self-pollinating olives do not need other varieties to produce fruit but you will get more fruit with another variety.
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