Scientific Name: Olea europaea
Common Name: hardy olive
Family Name: Oleaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Small garden/space, Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Oblong, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, Green, Purple, Red, Black, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves silvery green, oblong; flowers small, white, feathery; drupes green and may turn red or purple to black, oval, most 1-3cm long. Winter ID: buds opposite on four angled stem; immature olives may be present.