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Products > Olea europaea 'Montra'
 
Olea europaea 'Montra' - Little Olive
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Oleaceae (Olives)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Olea europaea 'Montra' (Little Olive) - This is a bushy multi-stemmed, sterile dwarf olive with dark green leaves, growing to a maximum height of 6-8 feet tall and about as wide - can be kept much smaller. It needs good drainage. Plant in full sun. Olive trees have a better appearance if planted in deep, rich soil. It is heat and drought tolerant once established. A non-fruiting variety. This plant was discovered at Dick Zylstra's West Covina Nursery. The cultivar was patented by Monrovia Nursery using a culivar name that combined the "Mon" of Monrovia and the "tra" of Zylstra to get the cultivar name 'Montra'. The patent number 6,266 was issued on August 30, 1988 and expired on August 30, 2005 but Monrovia continues to market this plant under a trademarked name that they still own.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of this plant in our nursery crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We also will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Olea europaea 'Montra'.