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Here';s the good oil. The ancient and venerable European Olive (Olea) tree has certainly put roots down in NZ and adapted extremely well to our Kiwi lifestyle. The Olive is not only a highly regarded feature tree in New Zealand landscape schemes, it is now becoming an important horticulture crop for both the fruits and high quality Virgin Olive oil.  

Both Sir George Grey and Logan Campbell were responsible for planting large numbers of Olive trees in New Zealand from about 1860 onwards. Their legacy can still be seen in Cornwall Park, Auckland, where some of these original trees continue to grow and produce Olives. These days Olives for oil production are grown just about everywhere in New Zealand with Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough being 3 of the key production areas.   




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As indicated by the name this Olive hails from Greece. It has a nice compact form making a good choice for topiary work. Attractive grey green foliage and small white flowers followed by heavy crops of small fruit that have good oil content. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.

While Olives can tolerate poor soil they are happiest in nice fertile loam. If your soil is poor for best results give your Olive tree some well balanced fertilizer every now and then. Also do not let the tree dry out when the fruit is developing.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3.5m

Olea El Greco

Current Stock Height: 60/80cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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NOW $21.99


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Olea El Greco

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$15.99


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As indicated by the name this Olive hails from Greece. It has a compact form and is a good choice for topiary work. Attractive grey green foliage and small white flowers followed by heavy crops of small fruit that have good oil content. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Std

Olea El Greco Std

New stock arriving middle of December, 2018. Pre-order now. Estimated price $64.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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This Olive is a top producing commercial variety that produces heavy reliable crops of excellent sized drupes or fruits. Proven to be one of the best varieties for growing in the North Island. Good for oil production and pickling. Equally just a nice ornamental evergreen tree.

While Olives are quite tolerant of light to poor soil they will do better with a nice fertile loam. It is important that the soil does not dry out when the fruit are forming.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Olea J5

Current Stock Height: 110/130 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$24.99


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Olea J5

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$24.99

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Wairere Nursery
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