African Olive (Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata)

African Olive


•    Much branched, rounded and wide tree up to 15m high
•    Leaves oblong to elliptic, upper surface glossy grey-green, dull underside, with hooked tip
•    Fruit are usually about 7mm across
•    Flowers creamy white, four petals about 3mm long, branched

African Olive Information Link


Flowering Times

•    October or November and fruit ripen over summer

Control Measure

•    Hand removal of small seedlings up to about 1 metre
•    Mechanical removal of large plants including roots
•    Herbicides


•    Highly invasive
•    Rapidly spread by birds eating fruit and dispersing seeds
•    Outcompetes and reduces native species
•    Fruit have no value for oil production


Olea europaea ssp. africana



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