Wild olive, brown olive, Indian olive, Olienhout and iron tree.
The olive tree has the promise of a good harvest although it’s the elegant, pale green on top with silver underneath evergreen foliage with a height of about 7–9 m, with the ability to survive exceptionally unfavourable, semi-arid conditions and to grow very, very old that makes this a favourite tree to plant.
Trees start carrying a few olives from their third or fourth years, but are really only fully grown around the age of twelve years and produce the best harvest after about twenty years. They will grow just about anywhere in the country but are not suitable for humid sub-tropical areas or areas that get heavy frost. Plant in full sun in just about any soil type as long as it has good drainage. Once established it requires little water. They can be grown in containers and its neat growth pattern makes them ideal for small gardens.