Arbequina Olive Tree

Arbequina Olive Tree

36 reviews
  • Edible olives

  • Rich antioxidant oil

  • Self pollinating

  • Attractive foliage

Regular price $54.99 Sale price $49.99 9% off

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


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 ;)


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 on 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.

Arbequina Olive Tree Information

The olive branch is a symbol of peace.

Click here to read our Arbequina Olive Grow Guide

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Shipping information

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.

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.

Growing 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 and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


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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Botanical Name
Olea Europaea 'Arbequina'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
12-15 ft

Mature Height
12-20 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Breanna C.
United States

Shipped well

I was surprised to have it arrive so intact. Love this tree

Joe T.
United States United States

Expectations greatly exceeded

I was extremely skeptical of purchasing a tree on line! But after reviewing different companies and reading the reviews I felt good about ordering from Perfect Plant’s. We received the tree in just a few days, the packing was meticulous, and when I opened it I was absolutely shocked in haw great the tree looked. I transplanted the tree into a larger pot in it looks amazing in our screen porch! It has adapted ver well over the past few weeks and has only lost a few leaves. Thank you very much for such a great experience! Joe

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jim G.
United States United States

Greatest ever

PERFECT the trees are beautiful and let's talk packaging. The very finest I’ve ever seen, good heavy box in a pot strapped in tightly just so much thought again PERFECT.

Jessica W.
United States United States

Too soon to tell if it’ll bounce back

I have been really excited about my new olive tree, but feel like it’s too soon to tell if it will survive to thrive. The tree itself arrived in a timely fashion, well-packed against damage. I called before ordering and learned that the 5-6ft trees are pruned before sending, and was happy to see it arrived with new growth around the pruned areas and even showing buds among new and older growth. That said, in the 2 1/2 weeks since I received my tree it’s dropped at least half its leaves (some dry but many seemingly healthy), all from the lower 2/3 of the branches, which is really disheartening. I repotted shortly after arrival into well-drained soil and a breathable pot, and have it in a south-facing window. I know suffering some transplant shock was inevitable, but it’s been a much more dramatic change than I was expecting. I have my fingers crossed that it bounces back, but right now my heart is a little broken to see all those bare branches every day. Still giving it 4 stars, since I don’t think one tree’s adaptive quality is reflective of the product—I do think this company did a good job providing the tree itself and the resources about how to care for it.

Brad W.
United States United States

First time ordering a live plant online. Very happy

Very happy with Perfect Plants. They shipped the tree the next day after I ordered it. There was an apparent problem with the package being lost by UPS and after about a week of the UPS app saying check back tomorrow for a delivery when it was showing at a facility 10 miles away I contacted Perfect Plants who looked up the order and said they would ship me another one and they would handle the claim with UPS. I got the plant within like 1-2 days of it shipping from them the second time. It was in excellent condition.


Perfect Plants

Hi Brad, Thanks so much for the honest and detailed review of our customer service! That's really appreciated. We strive to help our customers in any way we can. We're happy to hear your replacement tree arrived quickly and healthy. We're always here to help our customers. Best, Shirley

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