scrub wild olive
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 (30) ft Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: black
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Screen plant esp. for sunny, dry sites. Specimen plant where its shiny foliage will be appreciated.
Considerations: Slow growing.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Birds eat fruit.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby sandhill.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Fruit is edible.
Other Comments: This is a rare species. Please do not transplant from the wild unless in eminent danger of destruction. A permit may be required. Fragrant.