Commonly known as the Olive tree, it originated in the Mediterranean area, is a tree which grows to about 7m tall and 5m in diameter and has grey-green leaves. The fruit can be eaten or strained to make olive oil and the wood can also be used for timber. Good watering during flowering and the fruit formation period will help to increase fruit production. A good application of nitrogen in autumn and spring will help to maintain the general health of the plant. The Olive tree is evergreen and can tolerate drought and frost.