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Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

 
Olea europaea 'Arbequina'
May 2020 – three years after planting
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 get that many most winters. In any case, it has grown by leaps and bounds in the years since we planted it, but we've yet to see evidence of flowering.
The Arbequina variety is grown both for table olives and for olive oil production. Fruit matures by late summer.

Olea europaea 'Arbequina'
Newly planted tree

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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