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Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

 
Olea europaea 'Arbequina'
olive
Common name olive
Family oleaceae
Life cycle tree (Z8-10)
Flowers white (early summer)
Size 8-20'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil; drought-tolerant

Evergreen tree, part of our effort to grow many fruiting trees that were not hardy in our Pennsylvania garden. The challenge here in Texas may be the opposite one: to set fruit they need at least two months of sub-50F temperatures. I'm not sure we got that many this past winter...
The Arbequina variety is grown both for table olives and for olive oil production. Fruit matures by late summer.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

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