A long lived slow growing evergreen tree, olives have attractive silver grey foliage and a gnarled grey trunk with age. Small white flowers are on show during spring, followed by green fruit which ripens to black in autumn. 'Flemings Jumbo' is a heavy cropper with large leaves and fruit. Great olive for oil.
Olives require a full sun position and are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions including poor and rocky soils. Whilst drought tolerant, to ensure maximum fruit yield, it is important to water well during flower and fruit production, especially if growing in containers. Fertilise in autumn and spring.
A symbol of peace and happiness the olive tree has been grown for centuries for its fruit, oil and timber. Olives are a perfect choice for Mediterranean, Coastal and low water gardens. They are suitable for windbreaks, screens, topiary or as a specimen tree. Pair with other plants from our Aussie Mediterranean range such as Laurus ‘Flavour Master’ and Westringia ‘Jervis Gem’.
Can be kept to 3.0m high x 2.0m wide or left to grow to 10.0m high x 4.0m wide