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Olea europaea 'Leccino'


Olea europaea 'Leccino' is thought to be the hardiest of all olives.

Olea europaea 'Leccino' together with 'Frantoio' are the principal raw material for Italian olive oils from Tuscany. But due to 'Leccino's highly valued sweet flavour it has become increasingly popular to grow in other countries. It is one of the best cultivars adapted to cold growing conditions and is likely the hardiest of all olives. 'Leccino' requires a pollinator of another different olive. Grow in hot, sunny, sheltered positions.

Common Name: Olive - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Burgundy


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and scrub in dry, rocky, Mediterranean habitats.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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