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Olea (Olive Tree)

Olive Trees originate in the Eastern Mediterranean region, extending to South Africa and Western Asia. Olea europea has been cultivated for several thousand of years in the Mediterranean and its many cultivars are highly valued for their healthy oil and fruits. All species and cultivars are easily grown as pot or container plants with ornamental leather-like, lanceolate leaves, greenish-grey on the surface and whitish-green below. These evergreen species thrive in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot with regular watering in summer. During winter months they require a cool, yet frostfree, preferably sunny place with less watering. In warmer regions (Atlantic region and the Mediterranean) plants can be grown in the garden in any rich, rocky soil in a sunny spot.
Sow seeds some 1cm deep in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep soil always slightly moist, yet not wet and pots rather warm at some 20°C to 30°C. Germination is irregular over several months and is completed after one year. As soon as seedlings appear place pots in a sunny spot.
All are USDA Climate Zone 9.
5 seeds per package.
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Olea europea ssp. cerasiformis Exclusive

Olea europea ssp. cerasiformis Exclusive

2 (12)m, Canary Wild Olive Tree, small, lanceolate grayish green leaves, silver white below. The wild olive tree (called "Acebuche" in the Canaries) which has become quite rare in nature. Makes small, elongate ovoid fruits ripening to blackish-maroon. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep cool and frostfree in winter with reduced watering. A very ornamental pot plant even in a juvenile stage. IV-V.
Seeds are not available for a delivery to the U.S.
5 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1120 € 4,99
Olea europea ssp. europea (Wild European Olive)

Olea europea ssp. europea (Wild European Olive)

2 (5)m, European Wild Olive is a medium sized woody shrub to small evergreen tree with lanceolate, grayish-green, leathery leaves and terminal racemes with yellowish-white fragrant flowers followed by small blackish olive fruits. Native of rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean and Western Asia. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 5°C. Seeds from wild populations on Mallorca, Balearic islands, Spain. IV-VI.
Seeds are not available for a delivery to the U.S.
5 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cala Estrata)4914 € 2,99
seed package (ex Cala Estrata)
(ex Cala Estrata)
Olea europea ssp. oleaster (Eastern Wild Olive Tree)

Olea europea ssp. oleaster (Eastern Wild Olive Tree)

150 (250)cm, Eastern Wild Olive Tree is an ornamental evergreen woody shrub from the eastern Mediterranean. It has linear, greyish-green leaves and quite large, glossy black fruits in late summer and autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C. VI-VII.
Seeds are not available for a delivery to the U.S.
5 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)6658 € 3,99*
seed package  (ex Cyprus)
(ex Cyprus)
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