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    Arbequina Olive Tree for Sale

    Arbequina Olive Tree for Sale


Arbequina Olive Tree

Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20 ft.

Mature Width:

12 ft.


Full Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

October - November

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Year to Bear:

0-1 years

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Botanical Name:

Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

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Fast Growing Olive Tree & Best Tasting

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.

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Customer Reviews

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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...
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
over 3 years ago
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..
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Growth Rate
Beautiful tree
Very good growth habit and drought tolerant.I've had a profusion of blooms but no fruit set as of yet.May need a pollinator.Very pleased with the tree.
July 2, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Growth Rate
I received the olive tree and put it into a container. From my understanding, I am in a zone (7) where I could either put it into the ground or opt for a container. I think I'm right on the line for that. The reason I opted for a container is because I am afraid it will get too cold here as last winter it was unseasonably FREEZING. So, didn't want to risk losing it by planting it in-ground. It looks and is growing great! No fruiting yet, but I think it's still early for the size I ordered. Arrived well-packaged and healthy and still looks healthy. Will bring it inside when it gets too cold in the winter.
October 16, 2014
over 2 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Growth Rate
i live in so cal and have ordered two of these trees from fast-growing-trees.com at two different times.

the first, ordered about 9 months ago, was a thinner than a pencil and barely met the minimum specified order height. plus, it was so crooked i didn't think it would ever grow straight.

after numerous experiements i finally forced the 'trunkette' to conform to a metal rod for a few weeks. that helped. it's still crooked but not as dramatically as when it first arrived and it has figured out how to grow branches so it's balanced.

i gradually gave the trunk more and more freedom from staking (we get 50mph santa ana winds regularly here) so it could adapt to wind without being blown into the pacific ocean. it's been unstaked for the past 6 months or so.

it now has a proper trunk, is almost 6 feet tall, has many branches with many leaves, and.... IT HAS BUDS! unless disaster strikes i'm going to have olives this year, and lots of them judging by the number of buds.

none have opened yet (it's nearing the end of february) so i don't know what the flowers look like or how long it takes to mature from a flower to an olive, but i'm pretty excited.

after that first one started look decent, i ordered a 2nd one. it was much taller and straighter than the first but also had a thin trunk. i wouldn't call this one pathetic, but it's far too thin to keep the top off the ground unless it's (loosly) staked

that one didn't appear to do anything after planting. it doesn't look weaker or sickly but the trunk is no taller and no thicker than when it arrived. nevertheless, it too has olive buds.

i'm not sure how that's going to work for this tree because the weight of those olives could be testing my staking skills for a while.

but i'm obviously pretty happy with my olive trees. i'm in the process of leveling some more of my land so i can plant another 10-20 of these trees, if all continues to go well with my first two trees.
February 21, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Growth Rate
I love the tree
I have a great experience with Fastgrowingtrees.com
I love the tree they sent, the first shipment didnt work out, so they sent me a second one. The tree is beautiful, healthy, and its happily growing at the California foothills. It grew 6 inches this summer. I wish I could put up a photo to see it.
Thank you!
November 12, 2014
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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
January 1, 2013
over 3 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Arbequina Olive Tree

Arbequina Olive Tree Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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The only one you had so hopefully will grow in our climate, zone 9
Eric S on Feb 12, 2017
Husband loves olives so I thought this would be a great project for him.
Lynn Y on Feb 7, 2017
The only one you had so hopefully will grow in our climate, zone 9
Eric S on Feb 12, 2017
I really like olives and I have just the right spot in my backyard for this tree!
Robert A on Feb 11, 2017
Husband loves olives so I thought this would be a great project for him.
Lynn Y on Feb 7, 2017
We live in a modern open space, i was looking for a dramatic tree for our living space
Corinne G on Feb 6, 2017
Being from Iowa originally, I wanted to grow something a little unusual from the typical Midwest trees.
Lynn C on Feb 5, 2017
Ruth M on Feb 4, 2017
My friend like Olives
Heather B on Dec 29, 2016
My second mom loves olives and eats them like candy.....thought she might like to make her own.
Jessica k on Dec 19, 2016
I am April Elkins (You keep addressing me as Donald and Barbara)Donald and Barbara are recieving the olive tree as a Christmas gift. They have an olive tree planted outside and needed info on how to grow it. So I got them an indoor one and hope you will send info on how to grow there olive trees , indoor and out!!
Donald and Barbara T on Dec 18, 2016
Good reviews
Carol. P on Dec 13, 2016
Healthy nutritional content, easy growing, can take with when I move.
Donna D on Dec 4, 2016
Windy S on Nov 28, 2016
I have wanted my own olive tree so that I can have the opportunity to process my own olives. I have 15 fruit trees, a raised bed garden area, and I enjoy being outdoors puttering in my yard. I like variety and it pleases me to be able to provide for myself instead of relying on markets.
Lynda M on Nov 18, 2016
I wanted an olive tree because it represents peace.
Heather W on Nov 17, 2016
Love olives and this seemed like a great choice.
Adele S on Nov 16, 2016
wanted a small enough tree for a patio
Kathy V on Nov 15, 2016
I'd like to make olives here as well as in Greece. Can't wait to taste the difference.
christopher m on Nov 11, 2016
This site provided the selection and option that I was looking for. The site also provided information about the product.
David H on Nov 6, 2016
I have a Lemon tree, Orange tree, and have ordered an Avocado tree as well as an Olive tree. I may be too old to see them produce, but I like the idea of seeing them produce!!
Ken M on Nov 2, 2016
For olives but they don't do great in Atlanta
cici c on Oct 30, 2016
it' a tree that grows in my birthplace everywhere and I love it, Athens Greece.
Aphroditi R on Oct 28, 2016
Self pollinating. Supposed to be fruitful.
Judy C on Oct 23, 2016
love olives
johnny d on Oct 21, 2016
Patio container cultivar
Don P on Oct 18, 2016
We love olives
sylvia g on Oct 17, 2016
I,m from the middle East I love olives I miss picking them by hand personally
William S on Oct 15, 2016
Winters are so dreary in Ohio!!!! Tending something and watching it thrive gives me something to do while stuck inside. I can't wait to see it bloom and bear fruit!!!
Amy K on Oct 10, 2016
This will be a special tree!! On October 26, it will have a special ceremony at our church, St. Frances By the Lake Episcopal church. Our children will each receive a golden shovel with their name on it to plant and dedicate our tree. The children can watch their tree grow, as we watch them grow in the love of Christ.
Virginia R on Oct 5, 2016
Love olives
Roy C on Oct 4, 2016
For religious observance
Doria B on Oct 4, 2016
Because it is drought resistant and a beutiful looking tree
Josefina A on Oct 2, 2016
For my grandson. He is planning a small Olive grove on the property. One at a time. I chose your nursery because of price and that you are at Fort Mill.
Theresa S on Sep 28, 2016
I want to make my own olive oil with an
Olive press. I have an olive tree already
Plus I want to eat my own olives
Mary L on Sep 27, 2016
A gift for a friends new restaurant. It is part of their logo.
Asimenia T on Sep 23, 2016
Reminder of Greece and holiday thereto
Bruce S on Sep 21, 2016
Seemed like a nice tree
Stephanie G on Sep 20, 2016
Italian family may really enjoy this instead of cut flowers that would be a moment of delight.
Ed & Marcia M on Sep 14, 2016
Love Fruit
Mary C on Sep 7, 2016
For my son's b/d ... he's been wanting one
ART O on Sep 6, 2016
Doing ok. Holding itself pretty good
Hugo F on Sep 6, 2016
For the versatility to keep a self pollinating tree in a potted, enclosed space.
Lakeyshia B on Sep 4, 2016
for my sister - peace and love
Silvana C on Sep 3, 2016
Very stylish as home decor
Tan Tan A on Aug 25, 2016
Joao Marcelo B on Aug 20, 2016
I bought this because it reminded me of Italy. I have had it for 16 months and it seems to be doing fine. It is a slow grower and hasn't produced fruit yet, but it very pretty and unusual. I can't wait for my first harvest as my husband thinks I go a bit overboard on my garde and plants, but he loves olives, is an excellent Italian cook and uses only the best olive oil, so hopefully......., he will enjoy my homegrown/made "Extra Virgini" olive oil.
Kendra B on Aug 19, 2016
I thought it would be fun to try to grow and prepare my own olives. Further, the tree is described as a good drought tolerant variety, and should be an attractive addition to my orchard.
Joan B on Aug 13, 2016
fast producing
Stanley M on Aug 8, 2016
I have Greek and Italian blood. This should be enough of an answer :)
Jared Z on Aug 6, 2016
I am redoing my southern california landscape and want to turn it into a mediterranean escape. I wanted to go water wise without sacrificing beauty. It also helps that I can use the olives )fruit) from this tree too.
Joy F on Aug 5, 2016
Gloria l on Aug 4, 2016
I really like olives and I have just the right spot in my backyard for this tree!
Robert A on Feb 11, 2017
We live in a modern open space, i was looking for a dramatic tree for our living space
Corinne G on Feb 6, 2017
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
BEST ANSWER: I am growing this tree using a hps (high pressure sodium) setup and it is thriving.
how big a pot for patio planting ?
richie on Feb 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 5 gallons or so should give you room for a plant that will fill your patio.
I live in Virginia. Can I plant this outdoors with success?
Giancarla G on Feb 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 8-11. Clink on the link to lookup what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
does the Arbequina Olive Tree come in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Some of our trees arrive in pots. However, if the pot is too large for shipping then it will be carefully removed and the root balls will be wrapped in burlap.
I live in zone 9. My 2 olive trees are outside all year. I've heard they don't do well in the humidity. Has anyone else found this to be true? Any success stories from people living in Florida?
Andrew D on Sep 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Olive are not big fans of humidity. Actually if live in a dry, fair balmy area with lots of sunshine, low wind and humidity, and winter temperatures never falling below 15 degrees, then you are best to grow olives. However have heard of Olives making it pretty well in FL, just adding a tad of TLC to the Olive trees care.
How do I treat black bugs that look like little black spots?
D Faye S on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The black spots that look like buttons are the female scale. she carries hundreds of eggs and babies that will sap the energy out of your plant. You must remove them. Start by putting on gloves you can use soap and water to remove as many as you can.If you do not they can get out of hand and multiply very quickly.(It happened to me). After you remove as many as possible spray the tree with an anti scale spray to kill the males and left overs as well as to keep them from coming back.
Is this self polinating? (does it need a mate?) Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Olive are self fertile. Like with other fruit trees if you have two each should produce more.
How do you take care of this olive plant in doors and how much water?
Kathleen P on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Olive tree still must have sun or a grow light, turn your tree a quarter turn every week to ensure even growth. Average room Humidity; tolerant of dry air. Water thoroughly, then allow the top 2 in of soil to dry out between watering. Never allow the soil to get soggy which can kill the tree very quickly.
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: Yes you can transition your tree from a pot into the ground. Just be sure not to damage the roots when planting your tree, and be aware that your tree may take a year to adjust to it' new surroundings outside.
How large is the root system? How close to the house can it be planted?
Helen on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do not have an invasive root system. I would plant at least 6 feet from a structure.
what time of the year is best to plant olive trees in south Carolina?
dominic l on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant these spring through fall in South Carolina.
How old are your 3 to 4 ft. trees?
phil l on Aug 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 3-4 ft Olive tree may be approx 2 seasons old.
I got an olive tree for my birthday. I live in florida will ot survive in this hot sun all day or should i do morning sun?
cherie s on Nov 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought one a few years ago. It is in a pot on my back porch which gets the morning sun. It produced quite a few olives this year which actually surprised me for such a short amount of time having the tree and it wasn't very big when I got it. I don't know if it will take the hot sun all day, but mine certainly loves the morning sun!
I live in zone 9 west coast. How fast it grows per year? Does it slow down at some point before reaching mature hight? If I grow it in a pot/container how big it should be?
Monika S on Aug 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in the northeast and mine is around 6 ft tall in a large pot just starting to bloom. I bring it indoors once the weather drops.
when to bring inside from the cold ?
joseph a on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Our Arbequinas do ok down to the low 30's. They DO NOT like any type of freezing precipitation. The bark on young trees will split, and the branches break under anything but the lightest ice. For best continued growth, I would personally take them in around the first frost, and only move them outside when the temps reach 40 or so.
Why is my olive tre losing it's leaves (recently brought inside for the winter months in Pensylvania) ?
Demetrius F on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It could be going thru stress due to the move from outdoors to indoors, which is normal. Also dry heat. Mist the leaves with a spray bottle 2 times a day.
Do You supply to Pakistan?
Asma Z on Dec 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we only ship inside the United States.
I ordered a 3 to 4 ft tree. when should i bear fruit?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Most trees take about a year to get established to their new environment before they produce fruit. You should see olives in about a year of planting it. Maybe sooner.
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.
What type of soil / or mixture to you recommend for a tree that will be indoors / potted for its lifetime? Thank you.
Peter G on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A good organic potting soil with a mixture of composted and manure and perlite will work great. Also adding a cup or 2 of lava rock spreads out the nutrition and increases the drainage capabilities.
how old before trees
bear fruit?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Usually takes about 4 years
Are they green or black olives?
Delores W on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All olives start as green, and then will turn to dark colors when ripening. Mostly, a dark purple/purple-brown color when ripe.
How would the deer accept this olive tree?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have no clue! Mine is still inside, altho I do take it out in the summer and no deer seem to bother it. I grows naturally in Jerusalem. I've never heard of deer there. Except for Santa's at Christmastime - assuming there are some Christians there!
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.
will my olive tree lose it's leaves in the winter ?
Demetrius F on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they will not loose their leaves in the winter. If you bring them from outdoors to indoors they may lose some of their leaves.
Can I grow olive tree in buffalo New York ? Outdoor?
Salderbas on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
I live in Detroit, Michigan & do not have a patio or Sun room. Would like suggestions for growing?
Kimberly A B on May 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: highly recommend Sun Tubes. One will allow enough daylight in for minimal growth. We had two installed and rarely have to turn on lights during the daytime.
Planting and care in a pot for my deck?
lolita e on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When I planted my Arbequina, I chose a pot big enough to give the tree room to grow. I mixed regular planting soil with some peat moss to give a little acid that olives and citrus like. They're evergreens and therefore always eating. They need to be fed on about a 6 week cycle and watered often enough to have moisture to dissolve and carry the nutrients up the roots and into the branches. You can tell by looking at the tree if you're killing it with kindness or starving it to death. When you care for something, you pay attention to it's needs and act appropriately.
I recently potted my tree & it is loosing it's leaves what do I need to do?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Some leaf loss is normal due to shock from replanting. Also too much or too little water, over fertilizing. I received my Arbequina Olive tree in bare root form and planted it directly into the ground.Well drained soil. It had some leaf loss but bounced back and is thriving. I'm anxious to see my first olive crop. I hope this helps. Tom
when would you plant olive trees in zone 8?
marshall S on Aug 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have planted mine on the front porch in a large pot getting the morning sun. I do water it almost everyday. It is doing well, no yellow leaves. Hope this helps. I know I will have to bring mine in, in late fall. I am in FtWorth-Dallas area.

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