Arbequina Olive Potted Kit

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Harvest your own olives from a space-saving, container-grown tree. This kit comes with one Arbequina Olive tree and includes one 10-inch pot and saucer – perfectly suited to accommodating your new olive tree’s root system with room to grow. Pot and saucer are made of durable, crack- and chip-resistant resin. Lightweight and resistant to fading.

  • Shipped greenhouse-grown, 6-12 inch (or taller) plants.
  • Matures around 8-10 feet tall, but can be kept smaller by pruning.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow olive trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I was looking for a sympathy gift that would last and be meaningful. My sister's dog passed away and her name was Olive.
Elaine M on Jan 17, 2017
Always wanted to have an Olive tree in my backyard
Jan M on Feb 27, 2016
I was looking for a sympathy gift that would last and be meaningful. My sister's dog passed away and her name was Olive.
Elaine M on Jan 17, 2017
I did a lot of research and decided that you had the olive tree I always wanted.
Walter K on Sep 28, 2016
Always wanted to have an Olive tree in my backyard
Jan M on Feb 27, 2016
I did a lot of research and decided that you had the olive tree I always wanted.
Walter K on Sep 28, 2016
Thank you for answering my question on potting soil to use with my purchase of an olive tree. I was also wondering what is best to use to feed the tree and do you keep the plant in the house under a grow light?
John W on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I keep the plant by a window and it really likes it best. I did have it under a grow lamp dring the long winter but it didnt really do much until i repotted it with much looser potting soil and placed it in the window did it really take off. I occasionally mist it with water from a spray bottle. Havent fed it anything.
Will this olive tree grow inside? Is it poisonous to pets?
M D on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought one last year and it was doing fine inside in a large pot. Until my four month old German Shepherd puppy ate it. The puppy doesn't seem to have been harmed by this in any way. So I would say yes to your first question, and probably no to your second. We have cats, too, and I don't think they ever nibbled on the tree. I'm planning to buy a new one!
do potted olive trees lose their leaves when brought inside for winter?
Davey on Dec 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I treat my olive tree like any other tree that needs a dormant period, I let the leaves fall off and keep it in a cool (unheated garage) until early March. Then start to water to bring out of dormancy. Gradually bringing it back outside after threat of winter weather is over.
I just purchased an olive tree. What kind of soil should I use for potting it when I receive the plant?
John W on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used an organic soil mix purchased from my local garden supply store and added a water retaining mix. 2 parts soil: 1 part moisture mix
are the olives good to eat?
Diana S on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety's olives are mostly used for oil, but they are not as bitter as some other olives, so you can salt-water brine them for eating.
Can I keep it in my basement over winter zone 5?
Michael M on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I doubt it would survive like that. I live in zone 5 and I keep mine in front of a south facing window. Olive trees are kind of like cacti. They come from hot arid regions. They don't need too much water and don't really lose their leaves, but need lots of sun. I get new spindly growth all winter inside, but it thickens and becomes lush in the summer outside. I have to spray my citrus constantly because of aphids, but never the olive. Very easy to grow and pest resistant.
What is the growth rate? How many inches per year?
N W on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Currently , my olive tree is alive and well. It is approximately 6 feet tall after 3 years. The tree is durable and is unaffected by frosts. It has not born and fruit yet. I understand that this is common.
Can this be kept as a permanent indoor plant?
Kathryn D on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I ordered a lemon, orange, tangerine, key lime, banana and olive tree. I live upstate NY, so they have to be indoor most of the year in my sunroom. The citrus trees don't do very well in the winter. They lose most of the leaves and get anemic and spindly, only to recover thick and lush in the summer outside (in fact the lime died). However, the olive and banana do very well all year. The olive added new growth and kept all of its leaves in the winter. I did put it outside all summer and with water and fertilizer it does even better. I think that it would do pretty well inside all year though. Hope this helps.
Does this require a second plant as a pollinator for olive production?
Heather M on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, this olive variety is self-pollinating.
will this tree grow outside in myrtle beach sc. all year ?
dennis l on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You are Zone 8b. This tree is zoned for 7-9, so it should do fine under average weather conditions for Myrtle Beach.

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Great potted plant
Love the olive plant. I do need to repot it but, the plant was in excellent condition when it arrived and has been growing steadily since!
May 12, 2016
over 6 years ago
unusual and exciting container plant but BIG dissapointment
was very excited to have found an affordable olive tree, and one that came with just the right size pot. Got mine about this time last summer and it appeared healthy and I treated it like a baby. However when I brought it in for the winter (im in zone 7) it withered and died. I didnt water it as much since it was inside, but still by a sunny window but it still died. I dont know what went wrong but im very dissapointed.
May 8, 2017
over 5 years ago