Fruit Arbequina Olive Tree
The Arbequina is a variety of olive tree. The variety is native to the village of Arbeca, Lleida, Spain, which gave it its name. The olive tree grows all along the Mediterranean area, and in modern times has spread to North and South America, Northern Africa, and more.
Evergreen, long-lived, beautiful ornamental with soft silvery-green foliage, this variety is considered one of the best in the world, both for its production and for the quality of its oil. It thrives in warm regions and keep their gorgeous color all year.
Very compact tree, good for intensive planting, small spaces and a great indoor plant. Brings natural look, texture and form in the home landscape. They're best grown indoors in a container and can only be placed outside in warmer climates. The trees are very drought tolerant, and love the hot sun. Low maintenance and very easy to grow, this tree also produces an highly aromatic fruit. Arbequina olives start green and transition to black as they ripen. The fruits are small and clustered.
When mature, these specie is considered to be rustic, low temperatures resistant and adaptable to different climate and soil conditions. Arbequina Olive Trees grow to a height of 15 feet and a width of 15 to 20 feet, and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees F. The tree has to be pruned as it grows older.
Water approximately once a week. Olive trees do not like to sit in water and need to dry out between in each watering. In order to keep the tree growing healthy, it has to be fertilized at least once per month.