olive tree (Olea europaea)

Native: Mediterranean region.

General Notes:

An Olea europaea in Sacramento Capital Park #338 is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 34 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 168 inches and a crown spread of 60 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant.
  • Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Ovate, Gray Green
  • Height: 25 - 30 feet.
  • Width: 25 - 30 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Fragrant Flowers in Spring
  • Fruit: Prolific, Black, Purple or Mostly Green Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible and Wildlife use it.
  • Bark: Light Gray, Scaly.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 8, 9 and 11 – 24, H1, H2; USDA Hardiness 8 - 10.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Texas Root Rot.
  • Susceptible: Scales, Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Low.
  • Attracts: Birds and Bees.

Source:

SelecTree. "Olea europaea Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 16, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/olea-europaea >

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