Olea europaea - Olive Tree

Olea europaea - Olive Tree

Aquatopia Conservatory
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Olea europaea                      

OH-lee-a yoo-ROH-pay-a

Common Names: Olive Tree 

Family: Oleaceae

Origin: Mediterranean, Africa, Asia

Growth: Upwards, branching

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Regularly. Keep evenly moist. Can tolerate short periods of drought.

Humidity: 30% - 70%

Temperature: 16°C - 40°C

Soil: Well-draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering, irrigated bed

Nutrients: 10-15-10 monthly  

Propagation: Seed, branch cutting, grafting

Interiorscape Use: Atrium, Large Potted Plant, Fruit Bearing

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when over-watered. Can get leggy when grow with insufficient light. 

Comments: A great Mediterranean tree that will develop gnarly bark as it ages. Will also produce edible olives when mature and with sufficient light. The flowers are very fragrant. Has become invasive when introduced to Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.    

Toxicity: Safe.