Olea Europea ‘Arbequina’
6 metres at maturity
3 metres at maturity
Dense foliage at maturity.
Grows upright with a full canopy.
Evergreen. Thick elongated green leaves with silver undersides.
Prolific edible fruits (olives) in Autumn.
Preferred growing conditions:
Flourishes in humus rich, well drained soil.
Prefers hot dry summers and cool winters.
Does not tolerate constant humidity well.
A tree which has taken pride of place in European landscapes for centuries, Olives are very much ‘in vogue’ trees in Australia. This is due to their lovely contrast colour, fruit bearing and attractive foliage all year round. They are also frost hardy, drought tolerant and pest resistant.
The ‘Arbequina’ is of Spanish origin and is a prolific producer of olive fruits which are excellent for pickling and for extracting aromatic oil.
A good choice of tree where space is limited – particularly in small to medium sized landscapes. It is not only gaining firm popularity as a feature tree; it is also ideal for informal screening or hedging.
* All dimensions are indicative