Dwarf Sizing Meets Evergreen Foliage for California Deep green tones, silvery pops of color and a dwarf silhouette merge, making this Olive Tree second to none. Gray-green foliage is small, narrowly elliptic and silvery underneath. The Olea europaea can also handle intense radiant heat so it works well near pathways, streets, and driveways. Excellent in topiary form, or trained as a single trunk tree in smaller spaces. And it’s drought tolerant after it’s established. Its ancestor is Olea europea, the fruiting olive of the Mediterranean which descended in antiquity from a scrubby wild olive known in the Holy Land. The Dwarf olive is an attractive evergreen shrub that works beautifully as an accent shrub or foundation planting. This dwarf fruitless olive was introduced by Monrovia in 1987. It can be used in a variety of landscape settings, such as xeriscape or Mediterranean, where full sun is available. Heat, drought and salt tolerant. Plus, it’s specifically tailored for California growth, so dry, arid conditions and heat are no match for this Dwarf Olive Tree. Dwarf varieties, such as "Little Ollie" and "Skylark Dwarf," make good patio container plants. Little Ollie is a dwarf, non-fruiting evergreen olive tree with a graceful, multi-branching habit. Deep green leaves have silvery green undersides. Skylark Olive A dwarf, slow-growing evergreen shrub or tree with a rounded growth habit. 'Wilsonii': Beautiful, hardy trees, but may produce enough fruits to be noticeable. Olea Olea. Choose wisely: Some varieties of olive trees can grow up to 10 feet tall, and while we are championing the notion of 'bigger is better' – a 10-foot olive tree might be pushing the boundary. 'Swan Hill': Rarely produces fruits and is also pollen-free. Hardy to 15F. 'Little Ollie' and 'Skylark Dwarf': Compact varieties that … Olive 'Little Ollie' , Dwarf olive 'Little Ollie' , Olea europaea 'Montra' Genus. Great for small yards. USDA zones: 8 - 11 Sunset zones: 8, 9, 11 - 24, H1, H2 Mature size: 8 - 12 feet high and wide Light needs: full sun Water needs: little to moderate water . Of the fruitless trees, "Bonita" and "Wilsonii" are the likeliest to bear small fruit crops. It is attractive to use as a formal hedge or specimen shrub. Suggested Fruitless Olive Trees for the Home Landscape 'Majestic Beauty': Most reliably non-fruiting. This Oleaster angustifolia contributes the shorter stature to the contemporary plants. Variety or Cultivar 'Little Ollie' _ 'Little Ollie' is a compact, upright, evergreen shrub with leathery, lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves, paler beneath, and panicles of tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in late spring. Closely spaced grey-green leaves. The epitome of a Mediterranean climate plant for the Bay Area. Compact multi-trunked small tree. Small fruit some years. 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