Olea europaea subsp. africana

FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 9m x 12m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A neat, well-shaped, evergreen  tree with a dense crown of glossy grey-green foliage with lighter undersides.   The leaves are long and narrow.  The bark is brown or charcoal with a rough texture when mature.  The tree produces sprays of tiny white flowers which precede the tiny, purple-black fruit which attracts birds such as Bubuls, Barbets and Louries to the tree.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
A wonderful addition to a bird-friendly garden as the fruits attract birds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Stream banks, open woodland and rocky areas.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, french, mediterranean, oriental, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Only suitable for large gardens and a must for the bird garden.
A popular tree for street plantings and office complexes.
FOLIAGE:
BARK:
FRUIT:
An oval, dark brown capsule.
FULL GALLERY:
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