Arbequina Olive Tree

Product Description

This incredible tree is the package deal when it comes to real olive trees! With excellent flavor, a high concentration in antioxidants, and up to 20 lbs of olives a year… you truly can’t go wrong with the Arbequina olive tree.

The Olea Europaea ‘Arbequina’ can grow up to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide at full maturity and are self-pollinating trees. This means they do not need another olive cultivar nearby to cross pollinate and bear fruit. The gray green foliage will stay green year round and you may see new growth in spring or fall. The trunk of the tree has dark brown bark that is attractive.

We have a variety of sizes to choose from to fit your needs. This gorgeous fruit bearing tree will have long spindly branches and dark green leaves. Dainty white flowers appear in spring and will produce fruit. *Fruit production begins after 1 year in the ground*

Arbequinas are known as table olives and require brining to eat. One of the most beloved varieties of olives because of its health benefits such as being high in monounsaturated fatty acids, oleic acids, reduces the risk of heart disease, and reduces oxidative stress.

The fruit of this tree has one of the highest concentrations of oil and makes excellent extra virgin olive oil that is highly aromatic. You need an olive press to make olive oil, but our sources say it isn’t too hard ;)

How to Grow Olive Trees

Arbequina olive tree care is not too complicated for home gardeners! Olive trees require well draining soil and no wet feet for the root system. If you are planting the olive plant into your landscape, examine the native soil for good drainage. They do not like alkaline soils.

This tree prefers full sun to partial sunlight if growing the tree outside and has a high drought tolerance.  They originate from the Mediterranean and growing conditions should be simulated to represent that with hot and dry conditions with slightly acidic soil.

Be sure to pick a spot that drains easily or if planting your olive in a container choose one with drainage holes. They can be grown indoors as a small tree or house plant in a sunny spot in your home with at least 6 hours of sunlight. Indoor olive trees are not picky on the potting soil as long as it is well draining. Usually, succulent and cactus potting soil will work wonders for your indoor plants. You can add Perlite to increase aeration and provide the roots with plenty of room to grow. Grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 7-11.

The Arbequina tree is a highly adaptable olive tree and can thrive in a variety of climates. This olive variety is semi-deciduous and will not drop its leaves unless in extremely low temperatures. It has a low cold tolerance. To prevent their silvery green leaves from falling at all, simply move the tree indoors during the winter months. Cannot withstand winter temperatures below 30 F. We always recommend to our customers to grow the potted olive trees outdoors as long as possible during spring, summer, and fall.

A slow release fertilizer in the early spring will stimulate growth and olive fruit production. This is especially important as a young tree when the roots are establishing. The growth rate of this olive tree is up to 1 foot per year.

The potted tree will arrive in good condition. If it doesn’t, please contact us. We will fix it for you. Trees can be planted the same day they arrive. Dig a hole the size of the root ball. Shipping time varies from state to state so check our shipping info page. Orders can ship the same business day on Monday through Wednesday. These are not bare root trees.

Growing olives is a fun and easy to grow plant that is very rewarding. Our Arbequina Olive tree for sale will not disappoint.

More info about this tree:

The olive branch is a symbol of peace.

Click here to read our Arbequina Olive Grow Guide

Check out this featured blog post here about growing Arbequina trees indoors in containers:


Botanical Name

Olea Europaea 'Arbequina'

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 12-20 ft
Mature Width 12-15 ft
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible olives
  • Rich antioxidant oil
  • Self pollinating
  • Attractive foliage

Shipping Info

Once your Arbequina Olive Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

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No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Penny Lane

    Ordered this tree and it looked exactly like the picture! Ordered 1 tree as a test order, was so pleased I ordered 2 more. I cant wait till it starts to produce Olives! Packaging was excellent , no damage to the trees upon delivery.

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  2. Marie Massie

    Best plant company, plant came EXACTLY as picture, SUPER PACKING !!! A++++

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to continue to help grow your garden! – PPN

  3. Beth

    Honest reviewer, when I got the tree the bamboo stake holding the tree was broken, maybe from shipping. Will re-stake and hope for the best. The leafs and branches were healthy so that was a plus.

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  4. Jamie

    Sent as a gift to my brother. He plans to put it on the porch in a large container.

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  5. Alex K.

    Trying to get the ‘Perfect Olive’ has taken 6 months. I started with ordering from another online company, whose tiny, spindly olive trees died after 4 months. I have since found Perfect Plants and called them for assurance on my new Olive Tree. Elisa was very helpful, sent me photos (the plant looked just like the photos) and I placed my order for (4) trees for each corner of my pool deck. They looked GREAT! Thanks again Elisa!

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  6. Cathy M.

    Saw a girl friend post on Facebook about ordering a rose bush from this company, so I thought I’d check it out. The rare and hard to find Arbequina Olive tree was sold here, so I ordered two for large pots on my patio. You won’t believe the quality of these trees!! They were just under 4ft tall and perfectly shaped. Great find in ordering from this online nursery!

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  7. Jamey Flannery

    I wish I could upload a photo of how perfect our two olive trees are. They look amazing, unbroken, and fast shipping. Happy to find a trusted online source for these hard to find plants. I will be back, as I like to give plants/trees as presents.

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  8. Lowndes Boone

    Others are right when they say the Olive trees comes looks just like the photo. Perfect! Will buy again.

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  9. Ali Munin

    These trees are gorgeous! Very fast shipping and tree was packed great. Will buy again. Thanks for the great customer service Nikki.

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  10. R. English

    I really love this Olive Tree! It’s exactly what I wanted, and shipped to my house made the process easy. Great packaging. The tree shipped to my house quickly.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Thank you so much for your kind words about our arbequina olive tree! They are one of our favorites and we are glad you are pleased.

  11. Kimi

    Love my arbequina olive tree that traveled all the way from north Florida to cool Minnesota. Wrapped in the box with extreme thought and skill. It looks perfect coming out of the box to add new life to our home! Using it as a rememberance tree for our father.

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  12. Rick

    I ordered the 2-3’ arbequina olive tree on Monday and received it by Thursday. It was almost exactly 3’ tall and it was in excellent condition. I am very pleased with it.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Rick! Thank you for your review of the Arbequina Olive tree! You made a great choice as these are our pride and joy here at the nursery! Enjoy!

  13. Alexandra A. (verified owner)

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    tree was ok, not as dense as the picture shows. Liner was busted, luckily it was wrapped in a plastic bag.

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  14. melissa (verified owner)

    I ordered the 5-6 ft olive tree and it did not disappoint. It is GORGEOUS! And it arrived in perfect condition. It is full and bright and alive. I would highly recommend this purchase.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Melissa, thank you for your feedback on our Arbequina Olive tree. We are so happy you love it :) We hope it provides you joy for many years to come.

  15. Tony (verified owner)

    The two 4-5 ft Arbequina olive trees we ordered a week ago arrived in good condition, similar the photos the nursery emailed to us. The potting soil however wasn’t too compact and when we were transplanting them to larger pots, the rootball kind of crumbled, exposing the roots. Other than that, they look great and hopefully they will survive transplanting and adapt to Northern Virginia’s weather from spring to fall. More importantly, My Perfect Plants nursery offered great customer service from start to end, the best in my opinion for an online plant nursery, which is why they’re getting five stars! Thank you.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Tony, thank you so much for your feedback on our Arbequina Olive tree. We sure think those trees look nice in their new home! I think the soil will be fine but please keep us posted on the status. We hope they thrive!

  16. Laura Mangano (verified owner)

    I needed an olive tree for a family member’s wedding. Being concerned that the olive tree may not ship well, I ordered two, just in case one was damaged. I was definitely wrong! Both trees came looking healthy, and absolutely beautiful!! Couldn’t be happier with this purchase, and will definitely order from here again. Thanks so much!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Laura, thank you so much for trusting our company and allowing us to be a part of your family’s wedding. We are so glad you loved the Arbequina olive trees and hope they bring lots of olives soon!

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