Haas Improved Manzanillo Fruiting Olive

Olea europaea 'Haas Improved Manzanillo'

Item 6008

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USDA Zone:
8-10
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

A stately small landscape specimen, distinguished by its large spherical olives with smaller pits, yielding more flesh than the popular Manzanillo. Evergreen foliage is more finely textured, with dense, arching branches on a more compact, rounded form. Blooms and matures about a week earlier. Olives are useful stuffed, salted green, black, or for oil.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Olea europaea 'Haas Improved Manzanillo'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Mediterranean ,   Rustic

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; tolerates high pH, poor soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system. Once established in landscape, reduce frequency; heat and drought tolerant. Older trees are often more cold tolerant, to about 15 degrees F. Avoid pruning during periods of rainfall.

History

The name for the genus is derived from the Latin word for this plant 'oliva'. Known as the "olive of Seville", the most common variety of Spanish olive is Manzanillo, the classic small green olive often sold salted in Spanish markets. It is also ranked as the world's number one table olive. The Manzanillo variety was imported to the U.S. from Spain in the late 1800s. Fruit color ranges from absinthe green to various shades of red, to black depending on stage of harvest. The name is often misspelled as Manzanilla.

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