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Olive Trees - Arbequina

Scientific Name: Olea europaea
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10.


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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

15-20 ft

Mature Width:

8-12 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


8-12 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Green Olives: Sept-Oct
Black Olives: Nov-Dec

Year to Bear:

2-4 years



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The Arbequina Olive, is a hardy, fast growing, evergreen tree with a weeping form and dark green leaves. This Spanish variety of olive has excellent tasting black fruits ripen in the fall. This plant requires full sun and only needs occasional watering once established. The Arbequina can grow to 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide. Earliest to bear fruit, usually starting by 3 years of age. The Arbequina Olive is self fertile. The Arbequina Olives change color during the ripening process, going from a light green to pink before finally becoming a brown to purple shade. This variety is hardy in Zones 8-10. USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
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At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground the following business day after you have completed checkout. We still cannot ship to some states based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Plant olive trees in moist soil. Water regularly until established. Prune olive trees at the leaf nodes to encourage more growth. Olives are fragile and should be harvested carefully.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great service after the sale

I had a few question after I received my order. Answered quickly. Will order again

Looking good...

My olive trees arrived in perfect condition- you certainly don't skimp when it comes to making sure the trees were secure in the box. I wasn't able to plant the trees immediately so I followed the instructions, allowing them to rest. A week later I planted them and so far so good! They seem to be doing well and I hope they continue to do so.

Mostly healthy

Came with a little bit of powdery mildew on it, but some diluted neem oil is taking care of it. Growing like crazy!

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