Height: 25-35'; Spread: 25'
Evergreen; round form; moderate canopy.
Gray-green, smooth, narrow leaves, 2-3" long.
"Fruitless" varieties recommended for street trees. Fruit is a dark drupe that is edible if prepared properly.
Smooth, light gray bark becomes gnarled as tree matures.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Occasional removal of suckers.
Drought (once established), any soil, salt air, gusty or cold winds, fog.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun. Can irritate allergies. Some "fruitless" varieties bear a little fruit. Prefers good drainage.
- Notable Traits:
Native to the Mediterranean. A tough street tree. Commonly planted varieties 'Wilsonii' and 'Majestic Beauty' bear virtually no fruit. 'Mission' and 'Treeland Low Fruiting' will produce fruit.