Olive shrubs look great all year round, but are appreciated most in summer when the blossoms fill the air with a sweet, intense fragrance. Bright red fruit follows the flowers, attracting birds in droves. These are tough shrubs that tolerates adverse conditions such as sandy, dry, alkaline or salty soil and salt spray. It grows naturally as a shrub, but you can also grow it as a tree. Except for the seemingly endless pruning tasks, you won’t find an easier shrub to grow. They are very drought tolerant, and you’ll probably never have to irrigate. Olive shrubs need regular pruning to keep them looking neat. They tolerate shearing and hard pruning, but look their best when pruned to a natural shape.
Russian Olive trees are beautiful shrubs. They are ideal for hedges and are very nice for standalones. These shrubs are easy to care for and are very ornamental. They are more hardy than classical olive trees and are very beautiful with their silver-gold hues.
Height: 20 ft.
Spread: 20 ft.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade