Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree

Tree Sleeve
Item #29506


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

Offering beauty as well as bounty, the Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree is a broadleaf evergreen that is as visually appealing as it is productive. This robust tree boasts a sleek trunk in its youth that matures into a stunning gnarled masterpiece, crowned with a rounded canopy of finely textured leaves. The leaves' gray-green tops and silvery undersides create a captivating contrast. During the summer, the tree is adorned with delicate white flowers that not only add to its charm but also attract pollinators. As autumn arrives, the tree bears green fruits that mature into a rich purplish black. These olives, known for their buttery flavor, are perfect for table olives or oil production. The tree's branches also make for beautiful standalone displays or additions to floral arrangements.

The Olea 'Mission' Olive Tree is a versatile addition to any garden. It can serve as a striking accent or specimen, be trained as an espalier, or even be grown as a container plant. In the garden, 'Mission' can reach a height of 20 to 30 feet but 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' is a variety of Olea europaea, also known as the common or European olive. Originating from the Mediterranean, these trees thrive in regions with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, but also adapt well to coastal regions. The 'Mission' variety is particularly cold hardy (to 20°F), making it a resilient choice for a common olive tree. It flourishes in full sun and fertile, moist, well-draining soil, and once established, it is drought tolerant.

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
Height 20 ft - 30 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible, Evergreen, Butterfly Lovers
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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