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Products > Olea africana
 
Olea africana - African Olive

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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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.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Olea africana.
 
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