This ancient tree has been cultivated for thousands of years, prized for it fruit and foliage. The Oblonga variety is known for its large fruit and high quality oil. Research suggests that Oblonga is the same cultivar as the main Olive variety in Italy, Frantoio. Coupled with a natural resistance to Verticillium (Root rot), Oblonga is a great addition to any xeriscape or Mediterranean landscape.
Olive Tree - 'Oblonga' - Olea Europaea
Plant in full sun and well draining soil. Drought and heat tolerant once established. More spreading habit with medium to large fruit. Height 20-25', width 12-14' and can be pruned to desired height and shape. Slow to moderate growth. Prolific bearer. Easy to grow, drought tolerant. Zone 8-11 outdoors and 4-11 on patios.