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Products > Olea europaea 'Fruitless'
 
Olea europaea 'Fruitless' - Wilson Fruitless Olive
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [O. europea 'Wilson's Fruitless']
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 15-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Olea europaea 'Fruitless' (Wilson Fruitless Olive) - This is an evergreen tree with narrow gray foliage, which grows to 25 feet tall by as wide. It tends to have a more spreading habit than 'Manzanillo' and with much narrower leaves giving the plant a more airy feeling. This is a fruitless selection that produces little if any mature fruit. Plant in full sun. Olive trees have a better appearance if planted in deep, rich soil. Heat and drought tolerant once established. We have grown this cultivar for many years and we have been told that this plant is likely the same plant as the cultivar 'Wilsonii' - it has narrower leaves than Swan Hill Olive.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Olea europaea 'Fruitless'.
 
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