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Fruitless Olive Tree One Gallon Size

Fruitless Olive Tree One Gallon Size

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Fruitless Olive Tree

Fruitless olive trees are attractive shade trees that can be either single or multi-branched, with eye-catching, twisting, contorted trunks and an airy mass of gray-green leaves with silvery undersides. Native to Europe, they are very similar in appearance to fruiting olive trees (and are in fact a varietal of traditional olive trees), but there are few to no messy fruits produced to litter your yard.

The term "fruitless" can be a bit of an overstatement and some homeowners are unpleasantly surprised when they see a handful of tiny olives forming on the branches. Best planted in the spring or fall, the slow-growing fruitless olive trees will bloom each spring with clusters of yellowish-white, tubular flowers. The flowers themselves are sterile, so few if any fruits are produced, but you may get some small (non-viable) olives that develop from time to time. However, they are minimal and you will not notice them when they have fallen from the tree.

Fruitless olive trees offer a big advantage if you live in an area of the country where fruiting olive trees are banned, either because of the widespread mess created by the falling fruits or the allergy triggering pollen. The fallen olive fruits will stain driveways, paved areas, and decks, clog drains, and attract unwanted animals as they decompose. Fruitless olive trees spare you from all of these problems, while still maintaining the beauty and Mediterranean flair of true olive trees.

You will receive one well rooted plant. Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 12” to 14” in height with well-developed roots. These plants have been growing in one gallon containers. Planting guidelines will also be included.

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