Sunlight: full to partial sun
Climate: Sub Tropical
Foliage: Shiny green Leaves – Wht. Flowers
Soil Type: Bonsai Soil
Season of Interest: Spring/Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 10 – 11
Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.5
Aspect: Yellow Flowers
Country/Region of Manufacture: USA!
Pot Size: 22″ x 18″ x 2″
Botanical Name: Bucida
Common Name: Black Olive
Black Olive Forest Bonsai Tree on Rock
The Black Olive has small leaves and yellow flowers. Old trunks have rugged bark that is often contorted. Growth spreads through flat topped branches that develop a horizontal zigzag pattern. Black Olives are briefly deciduous, often dropping their leaves and producing new ones. Leaves turn orange or scarlet before dropping. Often, new leaves will pop as old ones drop. Despite it’s common name, the Bucida (Black Olive) is not an olive. This species is now a protected plant and difficult to collect.
This tree comes in a custom made pot worth over $400.00. Estimated age of tree: 60 (+) years old.