Mission Olive

Item #400.
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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors, 4-11 Patio
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Mission Olive is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.


Olea europaea

Mission olives were brought to California by the Franciscan monks. The drought-tolerant trees are prized as ornamentals and the fruits are used for table olives, and for olive oil.

Fruit Color:
Green and Black
October - November
Full Sun
Water Needs:
drought tolerant
Soil Type:
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:

40' height with 10' spread. Can be kept smaller with pruning.

Years to Bear:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 11
Chill Hours:
200 - 300
Size & Spacing

40' height with 10' spread. Can be kept smaller with pruning.

Plant 10' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care

Drought resistant trees grow in alkaline soils with little fertilization. Provide good drainage. Plant in early Spring or early Fall. This tree enjoys warm and humid environments, full sunlight or partial shade. Olive trees do not do well in windy locations. The trees are evergreen, long-lived, beautiful ornamentals with soft, gray-green foliage. Mission olive trees can grow up to 40' outdoors in hot climates, as the growth habit is erectand vigorous. In a container on a patio or indoors it will remain compact, measuring 7' - 10' at full maturity, with regular pruning.

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