Olea europaea (Fruitless Olive)


This great tree for the low deserts is very tolerant of full sun and reflected heat, and is quite drought tolerant once established. Our trees are true clones of the original Swan Hill Olive, selected by Hudson Hartmann of UC Davis in 1961 for its fruitless and pollen-free characteristics. Our trees are grafted onto the 'Oblonga' rootstock for improved disease resistance as well. Mature trees can reach 30 feet tall and wide or more, but size can be maintained smaller with irrigation and judicious pruning.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Tree
Size (H x W): 30 ft x 30 ft
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Hardiness: Zone 9: 20˚F

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