The olive tree

The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean, but is now cultivated in the whole world. Why not grow one in your garden?

Picholine olives, a taste of Provence

Picholine olive is a special olive variety native to southern France. Consumers are often unaware of the fact: olive oil from Nîmes was awarded in 2004 the title of “controlled designation of origin“: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in French.
Plump Picholine olives on the branch.

Phillyrea, a short olive-like tree for hardy climates

Phillyrea is a new olive-like short shrub. It’s great for growing where winters are cold. Phillyrea facts, a short list Name – Phillyrea Family – Oleaceae Type – shrub Height – 16 to 23 feet (5 to 7 meters) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil: – ordinary  –  Foliage: evergreen  –  Flowering: end of spring, early summer Planting phillyrea In fall or spring for potted shrubs. […]
Phillyrea

Olive trees, even in the North!

Olive trees in the North? Yes, it can grow! A single thing matters: take great care of the special needs of this exceptional tree.
Close-up of an olive tree branch covered in heavy snow.

Xylella fastidiosa, dreaded olive killer. Here’s how you can protect your tree.

Olive tree blight is a merciless killer. Protect your orchard against Xylella fastidiosa. Key facts Botanical name – Xylella fastidiosa Common name – Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS), Pierce’s disease, Olive tree blight Family – Xanthomonadaceae Sub-species – fastidiosa, multiplex, pauca and sandyi Type – Bacterial disease Symptoms – leaf scorch, chlorosis, stunting, twig desiccation […]
Olive tree killing bacteria, xylella fastidiosa

Trendy with good reason: ornamental olive

It is the symbol of the Mediterranean, and has conquered gardens across the world. A symbol of peace, immortality, hope and abundance, the olive tree pleases everyone thanks to its beauty and hardiness.
ornamental olive
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