European Olive - Olea Europaea
High Desert Plantings of Olives: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rONscXubXbIQZ0yUJuzgWLuuxZVQGx6k&usp=sharing
Sunset Zones: 8, 9 and 11-24; H1, H2
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
pH Range: Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline
Soil: Clay, Loam, or Sand. Prefers rich soil that is moist to dry
Drought Tolerance: Drought Tolerant
Growth Rate: 12” to 24” per year
Growth Habit: Rounded, Vase shaped, or Umbrella shaped.
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen
Longevity: More Than 150 Years
Litter Issue: Olives drop and can stain driveways.
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Scales, Anthracnose, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Branch Strength: Strong
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential: High
Special Care: Need regularly scheduled light top-trimming to control vigorous shoots.
Pruning Advice: Regular pruning of overly vigorous shoots and suckers from the bottom of the trunk which are common.
Watering Advice: Tolerates moderate short-term dryness. Monthly soaking is advised, however not necessary.
Microclimate: No Microclimate needed to thrive.