Olea europaea ‘Paragon’
Plant name: Olive - Paragon
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Description: Olea europaea ‘Paragon’ is a small, hardy and fast-growing olive with a round canopy. There can be a large yield of the crop from this strain which is known for its high oil content. This tree makes a fantastic feature tree as it can be pruned quite small.
Cultural notes: Prefers full sun and is a low maintenance tree. Water in well when planting. Pruning can help keep the tree to desired size and shape. Can be pruned into a hedge as needed. Does well in restricted soil space such as pots and containers.
Tolerates: Tolerates drought, frost and coastal conditions. Hardy and low maintenance. Will attract wildlife.
Flowering type and season: Small white/cream clusters of flowers are produced in late spring. These are monoecious, meaning they are both male and female.
Foliage type and colour: Evergreen with a glossy green topside and silver-green toned underside foliage. Leaves have a leathery texture.
Soil type: Well-draining soil. Prefers humus-rich soil, does not like waterlogging or ‘wet feet’.
Width: Up to 4m
Height: Up to 5m
Recommended uses: The Olea europaea ‘Paragon’ can be used as a feature tree or a screening device. A great tree for courtyards or anywhere with limited space or soil.