Olea europaea ‘Wilsonii’

(Wilson Olive)

By March 17, 2021
Olea europaea Wilsonii close up of foliage

About Olea europaea ‘Wilsonii’ (Wilson Olive)

Bring a Mediterranean style to your California landscape with this European native called Olea europaea ‘Wilsonii’. Its linear-shaped greyish-green leaves are peppered sparsely along its stems offering a naturally manicured look. Prized for its foliage, this evergreen tree bears little to no fruit and grows an average landscape size of 15-25′ x 15-20′. With an upright to open growth habit, this tree has been known to deter deer, withstand rough seaside conditions, and is drought tolerant.

One of the biggest attractions of using this tree in a landscape design is that it is Certified pollen-free.

Care and planting instructions

Plant Olea europaea ‘Wilsonii’ in full sun using well-draining rich soil. After planting, water regularly to establish a root system then reduce frequency. This tree has low water needs and is both heat and drought tolerant once established.

Landscape design ideas for Wilson Olive

This olive tree fits in well with Mediterranean-style gardens planted near a pool or patio. With little to no droppings, it is a good planting choice near walkways as it won’t make a mess or require clean-up. Alternatively, for those seeking a low-maintenance landscape design, Wilson Olive is an excellent choice.


Botanical Name: Olea europaea ‘Wilsonii’

Common Name: Wilson Olive

Average Landscape Size: 15-25' x 15-20'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Foliage Color: Gray - Green

Forms: Tree - standard and multi-trunk

Sizes: 5 Gallon, 15 Gallon, 24" Box

Special Features: Little to No Fruit, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest,