Dwarf olive

Olea europaea ‘Little Ollie’


Little Ollie is a durable and attractive evergreen shrub that grows into a dense mounding plant, 6 to 8 ft tall and as wide. It is a dwarf non-fruiting hybrid that is often clipped and sheared into geometric shapes for a formal character in Mediterranean and drought tolerant gardens. It is highly adapted to all parts of the Inland Empire in sunny locations and with amounts of supplemental water throughout the summer months. This cultivar is becoming very popular as a foundation plant, along walkways and as a hedge.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Dense, Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Olive green
Flower Color: Insignificant
Flower Season: Insignificant
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Loam, Clay, Calcareous soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Screening, Residential spaces, Near pools and water features, Grouped, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Banks, Background plant, Hedge
Height: 6 ft. – 8 ft.
Width: 6 ft. – 8 ft.