Olive tree – Olea Europea
Origin: Mediterranean region
Trunk measurements: 30 / 40 40 / 50 50 / 60 20/25 25/30 14/16 16/20 10/12 60/70 06/08 08/10
Description: It is an evergreen, long-lived tree that can reach up to 15 m in height, with a broad crown and thick, twisted and often very short trunk. Finely fissured bark, gray or silver in color. Leaves dark green/dark gray on the upper side, paler and densely scaly on the underside. The flowers are hermaphrodite and white. The fruit, the olive, is a succulent and very oily drupe 1 to 3.5 cm long, ovoid or somewhat globular, green at first, which takes about half a year, in varieties dedicated to oil production, to acquire a black-purple color at full maturity. Its flowering period occurs between May and July in the northern hemisphere, and between November and January in the southern hemisphere, while its fruiting period takes place between September and December in the northern hemisphere, and between March and June in the southern hemisphere.