The Arbequina Olive tree is a very attractive addition to the garden with silvery green leaves and a fairly compact growing habit. They can be grown in a large pot or in the ground which makes them ideal for those with small spaces.
Because of their slightly smaller tree size and naturally upright and compact growing habit they are often used as ornamental feature trees or to create a beautiful hedge, a natural screen for privacy, or as a border or between spaces.
Arbequina Olives are known to produce wonderful oil and also to be fantastic table or snacking olives. They grow and produce well in South East Queensland and an additional benefit of this variety is that they will start to fruit at a relatively young age.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Olea Europaea 'Arbequina'
- Fruiting Months
- January, February, March, April (calendar)
- Maximum Height
- 2 - 6 metres (can be comfortably kept to 2-3 metres with pruning)
- Pot Size
- Pot Size
- 5 Litre
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in a sunny protected position
- Plant in well-drained soil
Top Tips for Growing
- Olive trees benefit from an application of a nutritious all purpose fertiliser a couple of times a year
- Consistent watering is required to maintain good moisture in the soil and not allow the fine roots to dry out - but be careful not to over water
Can I grow olives in a pot?
Olive trees grow well in a large pot and make an attractive ornamental tree. The smaller the pot size, the smaller the tree can grow and the fewer fruit will be produced
Can I grow Olive trees if I have clay in my soil?
Growing olive trees in soil where there is clay means that water cannot drain away freely and your tree may become susceptible to root rot. Its a good idea in this situation to create a large mound and plant your tree into this to offer better drainage.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.