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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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Thu, Apr 24
List: $93.95
Sale: $70.46
6 at $66.94 ea.
Arbequina Olive Tree
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Olive Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Olive Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $14.96
Planting Mix for Arbequina Olive Tree
Arbequina Olive Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Arbequina Olive Tree 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: $10.46

Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.

   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
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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

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.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now

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. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

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. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order

It's Easy to Plant your Arbequina Olive Tree

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: 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: 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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