Sweet Olive


The Sweet Olive plant is a broad leaf evergreen that adds a Mediterranean feel to any garden. This plant produces a cluster of fragrant flowers that smell similar to apricots. 

Common Name: Sweet Olive

Type: evergreen shrub

Family: Oleaceae

Native Range: Himalayas, Japan, China

Zone: 8 - 11

Height: 15 - 20 ft. 

Spread: 15 - 20 ft.

Bloom Time: fall

Bloom Description: white

Sun: full sun - partial shade

Water: medium 

Maintenance: medium 

Suggested Use: accent tree

Flower: showy, fragrant

Leaf: evergreen

Fruit: none

Other: shear annually to maintain a neat, tidy appearance