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Olea europaea ‘Paragon’

Olea europaea 'Paragon'

Plant name: Olive - Paragon

Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees

Plant pdf: Download the product detail sheet

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.

Origin: Italy.

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.