Olea europaea 'Arbequina'
A heritage Spanish variety of fruiting olive, originally identified in the 1700' from the village of Arbequa, this attractive evergreen tree is self-fertile and early ripening. It is prized for both the olives and the oil. Easily the most cold-hardy variety available.
A Spanish variety of fruiting olive, this attractive, small evergreen tree is self fruitful and early to ripen its small, green fruits that will mature to a deep mahogany brown. It is prized as an ornamental plant for its rugged good health, strappy grey-green leaves, clusters of tiny creamy blossoms in late spring, and the hard, green fruits that can ripen in long-summer areas with hot weather.
Fruit will set in most full-sun locations; if growing in a pot, you can bring it inside if fruits do not quite ripen before cold weather sets in. Arbequina is the most cold-tolerant fruiting variety, withstanding temps down to 5F.
Hardy to USDA Zone: 7b
Mature Height: Slowly To 35'x 25'
Sun: Full Sun/High Heat
Ripening Time: September/October
Pollination: Self Fertile