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Dwarf Olive Bush

Dwarf Olive Bush

Regular price $23.10 USD
Regular price Sale price $23.10 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 2-4 feet
Flower Color: pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun

The Dwarf Olive, scientifically known as Olea europaea 'Dwarf,' is a charming and compact variety of the olive tree that can thrive in the Arizona landscape, particularly in regions with a hot and arid climate. Known for its small size, attractive silver-gray foliage, and the potential to produce small olives, the Dwarf Olive adds a touch of Mediterranean elegance to gardens and outdoor spaces.

One of the most distinctive features of the Dwarf Olive is its silver-gray foliage. The leaves are typically small and oval-shaped, with a silver-gray coloration that gives the plant an ornamental and drought-resistant appearance. The foliage of the olive tree is known for its adaptability to arid climates.

While the Dwarf Olive is not typically grown for its fruit production, it has the potential to produce small olives under the right conditions. However, fruit production may not be as prolific as larger olive tree varieties.

The Dwarf Olive typically reaches heights of 3 to 8 feet, with a similar spread, creating a compact and well-proportioned form. It is well-suited to Arizona's hot and arid climate, thriving in full sun and requiring well-drained soil. This tree is drought-tolerant once established, making it a valuable choice for water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping.

Maintenance of the Dwarf Olive includes occasional pruning to shape the tree and remove dead or overgrown branches. This tree is generally low-maintenance and is known for its resilience in desert conditions.

In summary, the Dwarf Olive is a compact and elegant choice for Arizona landscapes, especially in regions with a hot and arid climate. Its silver-gray foliage and potential for olive production make it a valuable addition to gardens and outdoor spaces, adding both visual beauty and a Mediterranean touch to the desert environment.

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