Olea europea - Olive tree

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The Olea europaea or olive tree is a robust, very long-lived and evergreen tree that produces a fruit called olive or olive. Very ornamental in gardening.

Olea europaea or olive tree is a plant which belongs to the oleaginous family.
It is part of our Mediterranean culture since the beginning of our civilization, forming part, therefore, of our landscape and being symbol of fullness, light, peace, prosperity and joy among many others.
It is a very strong and long-lived tree that adapts itself well to arid and slightly fertile areas, although the production is major if we provide it with the necessary level of fertilization and of irrigation.
With regard to pruning it is best to carry it out in spring, once the cold have passed. Cut back damaged or broken branches, or those ones which do not provide a nice shape to the olive tree. It is also necessary to deprive it from branches which do not provide the tree a proper air circulation, which will help to avoid potential pests and diseases.
To prevent diseases, as much as possible,  do not overwater, and apply the recommended phytosanitary if necessary.
The main varieties of olives in our country are:
'Picual', "Cornicabra", 'Hojiblanca', "Lechín de Sevilla", "Arbequina", and "Weevil"

Consulted sources in addition to our experience with this plant:



Name Olea Europaea
Origen Mediterranean area
Height Up to 10 m
Color Green and grey leaves, white flowers
Flowering Spring
Location Sun
Irrigation Moderated, without flooding
Applications Garden
Others Can resist cold
Note Al tratarse de planta viva y dependiendo de la temporada, la planta puede ser recibida, en algunos casos, no exactamente igual que en la fotografía, aunque sí lo más parecida posible. Sin que ello repercuta en la calidad de la misma.