Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Family||Oleaceae||Temperate climate shrubs, trees and a few vines, include forsythia, ash, jasmine, privet, olive, lilac, and many others|
|Genus||Olea||A Latin name for the important fruit tree, the olive, known from antiquity as a symbol of peace and good will|
About plant names...
’Little Ollie’ is a dwarf, non-fruiting olive tree cultivated for use as a hedge or for bonsai. The wild plant from
which it comes, Olea europaea, is common olive or European olive, and is
native to the Mediterranean region. It is not
found in the wild.
Identification: These evergreens reach 4-8' (1.2-2.4 m).
Leaves are dark green, oval, with pointed ends. It has multiple stems and is a slow growing
Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’ on www.ehow.com
Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’ at the University of California Sonoma County Master Gardeners
Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’ at Chris A. Martin's site at Arizona State University
Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 3 × 3' (94 × 87 cm)
Range: Zones 10-11:
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