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Olea europaea 'Leccino'
Common Name: Olive Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)

Olea europaea 'Leccino'

'Leccino' together with 'Frantoio' are the principal raw material for Italian olive oils from Tuscany. But due to 'Leccino's highly valued sweet flavour is has become increasingly popular to grow in other countries. It is one of the best cultivars adapted to cold growing conditions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeTree  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height40' and over  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-10'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage Drought Tolerant Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone10-11  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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