Black Olive – Bucida Spinosa
General Information: Though commonly called ‘black olive tree’, this native of the upper Florida Keys (some consider it native, others do not) is not the edible olive we know and love, but does produce a small, black seed-capsule. Black olive is a 40 to 50-foot-tall evergreen tree with a smooth trunk holding up strong, wind-resistant branches, forming a pyramidal shape when young but developing a very dense. It is very salt tolerant, making it a good choice for bonsai lovers by the sea.
Lighting: Full sun – its natural environment is the hottest parts of Florida and the Caribbean.
Watering: Likes to be well-watered and should not be permitted to stay dry.
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