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Olea europaea 'Leccino'


Olea europaea 'Leccino'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An attractive small tree with narrow, oblong, silvery-grey foliage. Tiny white flowers are produced in summer followed by edible, green olives turning black when ripe. Ideal in containers or the garden and responds well to shaping. Ideal for specimen planting, hedging, and topiary. Tolerant of very poor soils, provided they are well drained. Best fruiting will occur in a moist fertile loam. Prune regularly to encourage fresh bushy growth, If growing for the fruit then prune after fruit collection. Frost hardy. This cultivar is known for the production of good Italian olive oil.

 
Genus
Olea
Species   europaea
Cultivar   'Leccino'

Common name
Olive

Family name
Oleaceae
Place of origin


DETAILS
Height
4 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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