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Olea africana - African Olive
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Olea chrysophylla]
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 15-25 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Olea africana (African Olive) - This is an evergreen densely growing tree to 25 feet tall by 20 feet wide. It mainly differs from the common olive, Olea europaea, in its smaller flowers and fruits and green leaves that have a gold cast. It also maintains dense foliage to the ground and overall has a more upright habit. This is a good large screening plant. Plant in full sun. Olive trees have a better appearance if planted in deep, rich soil. Very drought tolerant once established. Hardy to 15-20 F.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Olea africana.
 
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