(Common Olive, Manzanillo Olive, Olive of Seville)
Prized as one of the most popular commercially grown eating olives, 'Manzanillo' is an old cultivar that originates from Spain. The flavorful, medium-sized fruits are prolific and most often picked and pickled green, though they eventually mature to black. This olive also makes rich, high quality olive oil. As a landscape specimen, it develops into an attractive small tree with appealing fine gray-green foliage. It is a self-fertile olive but will provide more fruit if other olive trees are available...
(Common Olive, Mission Olive)
Ideal for home-growing, 'Mission' is a classic California olive that produces high-quality, small fruits used for pickling and oil. The fruits are most commonly picked when fully mature and black. As a landscape specimen, it develops into an attractive small tree with appealing fine, willowy, gray-green foliage. It is a self-fertile olive but will provide more fruit if other olive trees are available for cross-pollination.
The olive tree is a native of the chaparral regions of the Mediterranean...
(Common Olive, Majestic Beauty® Common Olive)
Fruitless olive trees are an ideal choice for gardeners who want to avoid the allergy and litter problems associated with fruit-bearing olives. Majestic Beauty® is slow-growing and develops into a single- or multi-trunked small tree with an airy, rounded canopy of lance-shaped leaves that are longer and paler than average. This cultivar was bred for Monrovia by Julian Herman of Irvine, California and was first patented in 1984.
The overall look of Majestic Beauty® is pleasing year round. As...
Mark A. Miller
(Common Olive, Little Ollie® Common Olive)
The beauty of the olive tree is now available in this shrub selection, ‘Montra,’ opening new uses for gardens in suitable climates. The parent species is a native of well-drained Mediterranean hill country where oil pressed from its fruits fueled the lamps of great, early civilizations. An evergreen, ‘Montra’ has larger green leaves with light green undersides for a remarkably lush-looking drought-resistant shrub. This plant produces multiple shoots from the base to produce a dense, upright mass....
(Common Olive, Sevillano Olive)
Prized as an excellent eating olive, 'Sevillano' is a classic cultivar that originates from Spain. Its early, large fruits are low in oil and most often picked and pickled when fully mature and black. As a landscape specimen, 'Sevillano' develops into an attractive small tree with appealing fine dark gray-green foliage, though it is very slow-growing and quite sensitive to cold. It is a self-fertile olive but will provide more fruit if other olive trees are available for cross-pollination.
James H. Schutte
(Common Olive, Swan Hill Olive)
Virtually pollen- and fruit-free, this hardy, disease-resistant olive cultivar makes an ideal choice for gardeners who want to avoid the allergy and litter problems associated with fruit-bearing olives. The species is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree from well-drained Mediterranean hill country, where its oil fueled the lamps of great, early civilizations.
Swan Hill® olive forms a single- or multi-trunked small tree with a dense rounded canopy of gray-green, narrowly lance-shaped leaves....
(Common Olive, Fruitless Olive)
Fruitless selections of the olive tree have renewed the interest of gardeners in growing the tree because they have eliminate its biggest problem: litter. The parent species is a native of well-drained Mediterranean hill country where its oil fueled the lamps of the great, early civilizations. The olive oil of the kitchen is pressed from the fruits, which are quite nutritious in their own right. Olive trees are low-branching evergreen, with a dense canopy of gray-green leaves. As the tree ages the...
Audrey, Eve and George DeLange
Amazingly heat and drought tolerant, desert ironwood has frilly gray-green foliage that is punctuated with lavender-pink, pea-like blossoms for a short time in spring. An evergreen, upright but spreading small thorny tree, it is native to the Sonoran Desert of the extreme southwestern United States southward into Mexico's Baja California. Its thorned, gray trunk is smooth but becomes fissured with age; the wood of this tree is so dense as to sink in water.
Feather-like leaves are gray-green,...
(Dwarf Lilyturf, Dwarf Mondo Grass, Japanese Lilyturf)
A popular evergreen groundcover in the South, dwarf lilyturf is a tough, creeping, grass-like perennial native to Japan, Korea and China. It’s very compact, less aggressive than Liriope, and there are lots of pleasing cultivars to choose from. Its tidy beauty and ability to grow well in partially shaded spots are key to its desirability. Wild populations exist in moist, shaded or partially sunny spots along forests, ravines, cliffs or slopes. The Chinese have cultivated it for centuries...
(Dwarf Lilyturf, Japanese Lilyturf)
The beautifully variegated dwarf lilyturf, ‘Kigimafukiduma’, has strap-shaped, leathery blades elegantly striped along their length by narrow green edges and pale centers. Small, white, bell-shaped flowers appear in loose clusters in summer. ‘Kigimafukiduma’ is sometimes sold by the name, ‘Silver Mist.’
A popular evergreen groundcover in the South, dwarf lilyturf is a tough, creeping, grass-like perennial native to Japan, Korea and China. It’s very compact, less aggressive than Liriope,...