About This Plant

Olea europaea, the olive tree, is a small evergreen native to the Mediterranean. It’s famous for its olives, which yield the renowned olive oil used widely in Mediterranean cooking. Typically reaching 20 to 40 feet in height, it features a twisted trunk with silvery-grey bark and lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Olive trees have a rich cultural history, symbolizing peace and longevity.

The Story

Leaf

The Olive leaf is characterized by its opposed, evergreen foliage, displaying an elongated to narrow obovate shape. The leaves showcase a subtle yet captivating grey-green hue, while the underside shimmers with a silvery grey tone. The leaves range between 2 and 8cm.

Produce

During late spring to early summer, it produces fragrant white flowers in clusters that develop into olives of varying sizes and colours.