Shady Lady Black Olive is a very clean, desirable tropical tree. One of the most popular and widely used street trees in South Florida. Can be utilized as single outstanding focal point or as multiple specimens in a large landscape project.
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Despite the name, the tree is completely unrelated to the edible olive. A dense sideways oval crown makes them an excellent shade tree.
Leave lower leaves on trees during the yonger stages of growth. Water on a regular basis with enough time in between waterings to let the tree dry out a bit. Fertilize 3 times a year during spring, summer and autumn with a quality granular fertilizer. It generally grows best in rich soil but will adapt to almost any soil type.
|Hardiness Zone||10b - 11|
The Black Olive Tree (Bucida buceras) is a tropical tree native to Central America and the Caribbean. It's covered with tiny yellow-beige flowers in spring. The tree develops a large thick trunk that is covered by a thick gray bark. Mature trees flower in the spring with abundant clusters of tiny yellowish flowers.