This is a dwarf, non-fruiting evergreen with a graceful, multi-branching habit. Deep green leaves have silvery green undersides. It is attractive to use as a formal hedge or specimen shrub. Excellent in topiary form, or trained as a single trunk tree in smaller spaces. Heat, drought and salt tolerant.
It is a small olive tree with all the Mediterranean look and feel without the size or the fruit! Most often seen in shrub forms, which produce beautiful single plants. Or, line them up into a natural or sheared hedge. These USA cultivars are particularly useful along driveways and street sides where reflected heat from paving and vehicles would wither less heat hardy species.
Trained as patio trees, Little Ollie makes outstanding potted specimens, such as a pair flanking a classical sculpture or an Italian style wall fountain. In the ground, these patio trees are ideal in vine pockets and along walkways where staccato repeats create bold a semi-formal style.