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Arbequina Olive Tree Olive Tree grown outdoors

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Arbequina Olive Trees make excellent ornamental trees... whether you plant them in the ground or pot them up for your patio. They're extremely cold hardy for an olive tree, too.

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Arbequina Olive Tree

Fast Growing Olive Tree & Best Tasting


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

3-4 ft.

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The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
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List: $59.95
Sale: $40.17
6 at $38.16 ea.
Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. Patio Plant Fertilizer - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Patio Plant Fertilizer Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $44.86
Planting Mix for Olive Trees
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.35
Arbequina Olive Tree
Fertilizer Tablets
Arbequina Olive Tree

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $4.66

   Enjoy fresh, healthy olives, as soon as the very first year! Arbequinas are popular because of their flavor, but they also have one of the highest concentrations of healthy, antioxidant-rich oils. And even a small tree can produce 20 lbs. of olives each year. Plenty for healthy salads, recipes and incredible home-made olive oil.

   Beware, not all Arbequina Olive trees are the same. Ours are started from branch cuttings, not seed. This gives you fruit several years sooner. Our growing process is more involved, but gives you a much better product. Plus, your tree is grown and shipped in it's own container with all of it's roots intact (rather than dug out of the ground when you order). So rather than recovering, your tree is growing and fruiting.


   Arbequinas are very adaptable and can be grown in all areas of the United States. They’re seldom bothered by pests and can easily be grown organically in all 50 states.

   Grows Indoors or Out... tolerating cold temperatures down to 12F to 14F. Plant outdoors in growing zones 8-11, and in zone 7 if blocked from northern winds. In northern states, just pot them up in a container and bring them indoors during the harshest weeks of winter. Some people grow Arbequinas indoors all year-round, as unusual house or office plants. We recommend bringing them outdoors, during the summer months, in order to get the most fruit production.

   As they age, you get that unique gnarly, muscular look. Landscape Architects have fallen in love with Olive trees. Mature olive trees are sold and transplanted for $10,000 or more. What’s great is… you don’t have to spend this much, or wait very long. Arbequinas are very fast growers when planted in the ground. They are also easy to prune to a manageable size when grown in containers.

   These olive trees are semi-deciduous, meaning they only drop their leaves in extreme cold. If you pot them up and bring them indoors, they keep all their leaves throughout the winter time.

   Arbequinas are self-pollinating, so you only need one to produce fruit.

   Olive trees have become a universal symbol for health and peace. Backyard gardeners and gift givers have fueled the demand for these trees. We will likely sell out at the end of the season. We recommend that you place your order soon, while supplies are still available.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 20 ft.
Mature Width: 12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Olea europaea 'Arbequina'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Arbequina Olive Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
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It's Easy to Plant your Arbequina Olive Tree

Specific Directions for Arbequina Olive Tree

Place your Arbequina Olive Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. If kept indoors place your tree by a large sunny window. Your Arbequina Olive Tree will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay. Your tree needs well draining soil that is never over saturated.

Allow your soil to dry to the touch about two inches between waterings. Don't over water your tree and make sure that it doesn't sit in an area of your yard that collects standing water. Fertilize your Arbequina Olive Tree every year in the early Spring and Fall. Use a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen.

Every Spring Your Arbequina Olive Tree will produce beautiful flowers. Green Olives will emerge and ripen in the fall around October. Once your Olives turn a tan to dark purple color they're ready to be picked.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Arbequina Olive Tree.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Arbequina Olive Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Arbequina Olive Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Doug
These are the happiest and healthiest trees I have ever ordered on line with any company. They come out of the box and look healthy. Once planted they just seem to be so happy that I keep buying more of them!

By: Vince C
The tree came in a really strong box and was delivered in excellent shape even though it had a long journey to NJ. I ran out and bought a big enough pot for it and top soil... I am so looking forward to getting my own Olives.. (The tree already is showing buds for Olives) I am very happy that I chose to go with the biggest you offer. Thanks for your advice..

By: Annie
The tree is indeed fast growing. Though it looked nothing like the picture. It is a beautiful tree all the same, though I am concerned about the distance between the branches and if it will fill out round and robust as the image in teh catalog would suggest. The tree arrived witha white powder on the leaves and a few small black dots that appeared to be some kind of excrement. I wrote to the company but received no reply -

By: Linda Pillo
I wish I could see this olive tree flourish. It lost many leaves and I clipped off the remaining dead branches. It is now less than it's original size. It has 2 remaining branches on it with brown tipped leaves which I'm afraid will also fall off. It has a couple of new sprouting leaves on the ends. The tree is in a large planter which we moved from inside to outside where it gets @5 hours of direct sunlight a day. Any suggestions would help. I have given it miracle grow and a little ephsam salts. Thanks for following up. Linda

By: gail
Lovely, lovely tree! We already have little olives growing on our tree~we have named our tree, "Olive" and are enjoying watching her grow every day!

By: Bart Hines
Too small of a tree, but they are stil growing.

By: John Benyo
I own two Arbequina Olive Trees both are thriving and growing. unfortunately neither has produced any olives. One tree was planted last fall 2010 and the other the other spring 2011. My ground is heavy clay and I had to supplement with a mixture of soil and fertilized with fruit tree spikes. We are experiencing extreme heat conditions here in Texas and the trees seem healthy. In addition to the olive trees I have planted a couple of pear trees,orange trees,peach trees all are taller then the fence but none have produced any fruit with exception of the orange trees. I have hopes for them next year.

By: Mary Artino
Great tree, it looks healthy and is thriving in our yard!

By: m schaad
Lost some leaves during winter adjustment period indoors.
Now seems to be doing well growing outdoors in a container in zone 7.

By: Gerald Ruley
Much smaller than I was thinking it would be, if it was actually going to produce fruit in the first year. I will be amazed if that could actually happen.

By: Teresa Cabebe
Arbequina Olive is a beautiful little tree. Planted it last Fall and it weathered the cold rainy weather. Leaves have been turning yellow and falling so it looks a bit skimpy but it did flower and I see very small olive growing. Hoping it will fill out more as it gets more established.

By: Debbie Schlosser
tree is getting bigger, it is going to be a lifetime sign of our love

By: Terry Lincoln
I purchased two olive trees and they are doing very well and have olives on them!

By: angela daigrepont
great little tree, so fun to watch how fast it is growing. Can't wait until I get some olives out of it. Very hardy we have had such a drought but it is holding up fine.

By: Nancy Perdomo
I'm very happy with my Arbequina Olive tree

By: Bobby Portier
tree been planted two years never made any progress still the same size as when planted still green just not growing have any suggestion. thanks
have three trees all doing the same.

By: John Holden
I purchased the 5' version of this tree in the hopes of growing my favorite variety of olives here in New England. I've only had the tree for 10 months or so but it's produced many leaves (no olives yet). From what I understand, it should be possible to keep the tree outside until the temps are consistently hitting the low 20s, and then bring it in for the rest of the winter. Apparently this lets the buds set (for olives, in the fall rather than the spring like other trees). But, olives or not, it's been a great tree!

By: Teresa Cabebe
MY lovely Arbequina Olive that I bought in Dec. 2010, which was thriving and about 7' tall, did not make it through last winter. I live in Zone 8. I was very sorry to lose this tree, but don't plan to replace it with another one unless I keep it only on the patio.

By: Leona S
This is my second tree from FGT and I'm thrilled again, maybe even more than before because my tree has not gone dormant - it's December, the tree is heavily mulched outside and has new growth on it. FGT is definitely my source for trees.

By: ignacio suarez
It is a little more than a year old and still is alive, but it is not growing and it looks very fragile

By: Rick
When we first received the tree, we had it inside near our breakfast nook by the window. It really didn't seem to be thriving however, so we took it outside, and left it on our patio. It has since started to blossom a lot better. Although the tree is still a bit young, we will probably plant the tree in the backyard, instead of trying to keep it inside, and look forward to it being a show piece in our backyard in a few years.

By: Kathy
Planted my olive tree outside in a half whiskey barrel (zone 9). It was FULL OF OLIVES by the second summer. I can wait to harvest and cure them...

By: Charlotte
I purchased this tree to plant as a memorial to my son who died in 2011. I received the tree a couple of months ago and it didn't look healthy at all but I planted it according to directions. The tree appears to be completely dead and has no green on it anywhere. I suppose I will need to reorder if I want a "live" tree.

By: dave
I ordered a 4to5 foot tree and it was that tall but it was the size of a Q tip
around wow I feel I got ripped off

By: Patricia Land
Just got our olive tree, and it was in great condition. one leaf had fallen off. excellent packing system. looks good in the spot we had picked for it in the living room, till it warms up enough to put in on the patio.

By: Mark Francisco
Very nice.Arrived in perfect condition.I am very pleased with it.

By: Andrew Wiles
I bought 2 of these Arbequina olive cuttings. Zone 9, heavy clay soil. Both planting sites identically ammended with garden soil & manure, identical mulch, sunlight & water. 17 days later, 1 is already budding new leaves & looks vibrant. The other is trying to hang on, though the tips of some leaves are browning. As long as 1 survives I can replant the dead one with a cutting from the healthy one later on.

By: George
Received my 6 Arbequina olive trees today. They are already planted. Fast shipping, EXCELLENT packing, trees look healthy, good size and vigor. Couldn't ask for anything better. Also, had excellent response from Customer Service with shipping timing. Thank You!

By: Jim
Came in great shape, did great over the summer, but lost all its leaves in the fall, I moved it to a sunnier room...slowly getting some leaves back. Will let you know if she makes it!

By: Lauren
Lovely tree - very healthy - even withstood Hurricane Sandy & the nor-easter that followed!

By: kerry kelly
Love it it. It is very pretty but has not produced any olives yet

By: Thomas Quinones
The olive trees I have had from the late spring. It is now end of summer. Both are not looking good. Have called 3 times for help. But was told it is expected for new plants replanted when they arrive. They are the biggest you can buy. I really want them to make it.

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I do not have adequate lighting in my home. What type of lamp/ bulb would be most appropriate for this tree?
Melanie S on Jun 28, 2014
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does the Arbequina Olive Tree come in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: The Arbequina Olive trees that I purchased in 2012 did not come in pots. They were well packaged and arrived very healthy. I live in zone 7. I transplanted these two trees to pots and they have been living healthily on my back deck for the past two years. They had no trouble surviving the recent bitter winter outdoors and continue to do quite well.
Reply · Gregory P on Jun 20, 2014
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how old before trees
bear fruit?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
Best Answer: Usually takes about 4 years
Reply · Albert M on May 31, 2014
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I will have to bring the tree in for the winter months. Will there be pruning directions so the tree will be manageable to move and still fruit?
Carmine I on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: It has been a couple years, but I don't think that was part off the care instructions. I did get a number of olives the first year but none lasted to maturation. The second year I didn't see any fruit.
Reply · Stephen K on Jul 23, 2014
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I just bought an Olive tree from you about two weeks ago. I have had it for a week. I am very worried for it. It's leaves are dry and drop instantly when touched. The plant seems quite twiggy and I am concerned that it will die in a few days or will just stay dried up. What would you recommend for this tree's care? I've bought several other trees from fast growing trees this summer but this seems to be struggling to survive from the day of receipt.
Olivia on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: This could be a result of shipping shock. During hot summer months when trees go from direct sunlight to being placed in a box they shed their leaves to protect themselves. This is a normal process. New leaves should emerge in about 5 weeks. If the leaves curl upwards after turning brown this is a sign of under watering and your tree needs a little extra water. Be careful not to over water your tree while correcting this issue.
Reply (1) · Allison BStaff on Jul 18, 2014
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Once grown in a pot, can the Olive tree be transplanted into the grown in 3-5 years time?
Olivia on Jul 7, 2014
Best Answer: Correction, can the potted olive tree grown in the ground after three years?
Reply (1) · Olivia on Jul 7, 2014
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Can the arbequina olive tree grow outside in Pennsylvania, Zone 5?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, We are growing olive trees in Hunt Valley Maryland. We use a quality vegetable organic soil mix. We planted this olive tree in very large containers with at least 5 feet root space. The trees are slow growing, are self-pollinated, and love sun. In the fall we clean out the soil of any pests, and bring the trees in doors, place by a sunny window, run a fan for wind-action and they seem to thrive. It may take 2 years before fruit production, but we are patient, and are looking forward to eating the olives. If you choose to plant outdoors, read the about growing the Arbequinas trees in a Google search.
Reply · Stuart B on Jun 26, 2014
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do I need two to pollinate each other?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: We planted our single tree last year and this year it is loaded with olives, so it must be self pollinating. Looking forward to curing our own olives this year.
Reply (1) · Martha C on Jul 1, 2014
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what is the mature size of this olive tree?
Vilma K on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: Mine is indoor only in a pot and is approximately 5 feet tall. I have had it for 2 years. Bloomed for the first time this spring but no olives yet.
Reply · Laura S on Jun 4, 2014
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Will this tree grow in Eastern Kansas outdoors?... in the ground. ?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: Kansas gets a little too cold for the Arbequina Olive Tree. It would have to be potted and brought indoors there.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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how do you know if it's fruit bearing olive tree?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: The Arbequina Olive Tree is self fertile, and they all produce olives.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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When is best time to plant the olive tree outside in Oregon?
Jean K on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to plant the Arbequina Olive Tree in the early Spring or early Fall, but if temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above it will be fine to go ahead and plant this tree now.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Does it matter which height plant I get if I plan on potting it?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Any height will do fine in a pot as long as your pot is 3 times larger that the diameter of the roots.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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are your trees guaranteed?
Margaret D on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: Our trees are guaranteed, please read the link below for our full detailed policies and consider the optional one year warranty.

Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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I live in zone 9 Houston TX, but some time the weather will COLD about a week, we can keep outside or we will bring in sihe house or garage?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: If temperatures dip below freezing temperatures. 32 and below! If you can't bring it inside, prep it for the cold by spreading mulch, hay or pine straw around the base of your tree to hold in the heat. Also you can cover your tree with a sheet to protect it from frost.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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Can you eat the green olives from this tree?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: Yes you can
Reply · Perry M on Jun 3, 2014
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