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About Olive Tree
Common Olive is an important commercial tree used for fruits for eating and for the production of olive oil. The tree matures to have a gnarled and twisted trunk and grows to 20-30 feet tall. It can be grown outdoors in zones 8-10 or brought indoors or in a greenhouse in colder areas. It requires 2 months of temperatures in the 40-50 degree F range to flower. The white fragrant flowers occur in 2 inch long panicles in summer and are followed by a green drupe (the olive).
Also known as
European Olive, Lady's Oil, Olive Oil Plant and Sweet Oil Plant
How to care for Olive Tree
Olive Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Olive Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Olive Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Olive Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.