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Have opposite, leathery leaves, which may be entire or toothed, and produce terminal or axillary panicles of small, white or off white flowers; these are followed by edible, ovoid or spherical fruits. Thriving only in areas with a Mediterranean or similar climate, O. europaea, the only species cultivated, is of great economic importance for its fruit (Olives) and the oil extracted from them. Grown as a specimen tree or in a border.

Mature Size / Spread / Form   8 - 10m / Rounded crown
Foliage Color Grey - green / Yellow - white
Growth Rate Slow
Sunlight tolerance High
Wind tolerance High
Salinity tolerance Medium
Drought tolerance High
Family name OLEACEAE