Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established in the landscape; continue to water container plants regularly. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
This dwarf fruitless olive was introduced by Monrovia in 1987. The olive was first planted into Southern California by the mission padres and have contributed to the early landscape character of that region. A symbol of peace and prosperity, the olive has a long history in the western world, beginning with the ancient Greeks, who named their city Athens after the goddess Athena gave them the olive tree.
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