Olive Trees for North Florida
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Jean Davidoff
Posted on: January 30, 2002

I am looking for some information on olive trees. Is there a type of olive which will grow in North Florida, USA?

Richters does not offer any olives at present (2002), but according to Deni Bown’s book (Richters’ Catalogue #B2730) "Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses," Olea europea, the European olive is hardy in zones 9 to 10. North Florida is in zone 10 and even has the requisite Mediterranean climate to have the plant thrive out of doors.

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