Tree #22: Olive

Olea europaea (olea  euro-paea)

  • Originated in West India  South Asia
  • Typically grows to 20 to 30 feet tall with a rounded crown
  • Young trees have smooth gray bark, but trunks and branches will gnarl somewhat picturesquely with age
  • Undersides of leaves a silver/gray 
  • Trees transplant easily
  • Drought tolerant, evergreen
  • Attracts birds and bees


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Olive photo

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