TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Olea europaea africana

Olea europaea ssp africana | African olive | A very hardy, evergreen tree

African olive | A reliable, neat and compact tree, fit for many applications | Vanderbijlpark

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a small garden. African olive has a neat, compact growth form. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into formal forms

Olea europaea africana

African olive

Olienhout

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It is very hardy (min. temperature is -6C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, sandy

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

evergreen

  • It's growth rate is

average

  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 5m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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