Looks: Slow growing cultivar of limited development with a very obvious weeping habit. The tree will eventually top out at about 20'. The crown is dense and abundant with leaves.
Personality: Generally matures simultaneously, although the time for maturation is intermediate in relation to the other Tuscan cultivars. Black in color with an oil content of between 22 and 23%. The oil has a delicate flavor and is pleasant.
Facts of note: Mild resistance to cold. Because of its long, flexible branches, it is well-suited to manual harvesting. Widely appreciated by growers for its high fruit production and plays a crucial role as an excellent pollinator, both for table and oil cultivars. Sometimes called the universal pollenizer.
Pollenizer: Self-fruitful, often grown with Leccino
Photos by Santa Cruz Olive Tree Nursery
Olive trees come potted and are self-fruitful (produce both male and female flowers on the same tree). Even if a pollenizer is not required, mixing varieties may help increase yields. See suggested trees under "Pollenizer" for each variety. Evergreen, long-lived, beautiful ornamental with soft gray-green foliage. The ideal time of year to plant olives is in early fall. Alternately early spring is another good time of year to plant olives. The slow growing trees reach about 25’–30’ in maturity.
Thrives in hot summers but will tolerate coastal regions too. Winter temperatures shouldn’t drop below 22°–25°F (green fruit will be damaged at 32°F), but average winter temperatures above 50°F will inhibit fruiting. Drought resistant trees grow in alkaline soils with little fertilization. Plan your planting location to provide good drainage.
The potted trees will be about 18"-36” tall from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree, approximately 1/8”–1/4” diameter (measured just above the graft).
Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU.
Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Up to 9 potted trees may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
Shipping Weight: 4.50 lbs.
Dimensions: 48"L x 4"W x 4"H
We guarantee that potted trees will arrive in good viable condition. If they do not, contact Customer Service immediately. As they are evergreen and thus not dormant, they are not subject to our Dormant Tree Limited Guarantee.
Good price. Well packaged. Shipped to Chicago. Took 5 days and I was worried it would be dead or or bad shape. But I was well packed and it looked wonderful and is still doing well a couple weeks later!! It's not very big but perfect for the terrace in downtown Chicago for the summer!
Reviewed by Mar on 5/30/17
I have purchased trees from many nurseries that do not take as much pride in their product as your company. I was impressed with the careful packaging as well as the quality of my Pendolino Olive Tree.
Reviewed by Tammy on 5/6/17
This tree arrived in good condition, meaning nothing broken and the packing was good but it doesn't look too happy. I hope it thrives after I've had it for awhile.
Reviewed by Karen on 5/1/17
Well packaged/great shape
Arrived in wonderful shape and already had blossoms!
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