Native: Mediterranean region.
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.
- 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.
SelecTree. "Olea europaea Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 16, 2018.
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