Wild Olive

The wild olive (Olea oleaster) is a related species of the domesticated olive tree. This is a long-living perennial brush. It may grow to a big tree or it may remain a small bush. Its olive fruits are of inferior quality and quantity with minimal oil content and much smaller leaves. Its flowers are white-yellow, slightly fragrant and blooms in April and May. It is found throughout the Mediterranean basin and it is popular for its decorative use.