Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree

Tree Sleeve
Item #29506


A cold-hardy, dual-purpose variety for olives & oil production

Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree is an evergreen fruit tree that adds a modern touch to any landscape or edible garden. This robust tree features a sleek trunk in its early years, which matures into a stunning gnarled masterpiece. Its rounded canopy, adorned with delicate leaves boasting gray-green tops and silvery undersides, is a sight to behold. During summer, the tree is adorned with charming white flowers that attract bees and other pollinators. As autumn arrives, the tree bears green fruits that mature into a rich purplish black. These olives, known for their buttery flavor, are ideal for table olives or oil production. The young branches of the tree can also be used as beautiful standalone displays or as additions to floral arrangements.

The Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree is versatile, serving as an attractive accent or specimen. It can be trained as an espalier or cultivated as a container plant. While it can reach heights of 20 to 30 feet in a garden, it can be pruned to maintain any desired size and shape. When grown in a container, the tree remains smaller but continues to flower and bear full-sized fruits. For optimal harvests, it is recommended to grow two or more different varieties together.

The 'Mission' variety belongs to the Olea europaea family, often referred to as the common olive or European olive. Originating from the Mediterranean, these trees thrive in regions with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, but also flourish in coastal regions. The 'Mission' variety stands out for its exceptional cold hardiness (to 20°F), making it a perfect choice for a common olive tree. This low-maintenance tree prefers a sunny location with fertile, moist, well-draining soil and is drought-tolerant once established.

This olive tree will ship at the appropriate planting time based on your growing zone. This olive tree does not ship in December or January. Plant height is 18-36" when shipped.


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Genus Olea
Species europaea
Variety 'Mission'
Item Form Tree Sleeve
Zone 9 - 11
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Late Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 20 ft - 30 ft
Additional Characteristics Evergreen, Butterfly Lovers, Edible
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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