Olea europaea var. europaea 'Arbequina'

Common name(s): olive tree

Description: evergreen tree; a self-fertile cultivar from Spain that will grow upward of 15 ft. The fruit is a glossy black when ripe and is relatively small but rather meaty due to relatively small pits. Hardy to around 15 F after 3 years.

Height: to 20 ft. Spread: to 15 ft.

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Uses: culinary, medicine

Winter Hardiness: to 15 F and below

Drought: Adapted to 5 months of summer drought