Pendolino Olive Tree

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Let the stunning Pendolino Olive Tree (Olea europaea 'Pendolino') transport you to the mild climates and romantic landscapes of the Italian coast! A specimen tree with an elegant weeping habit, unique fruit and an eye-catching form!

The Pendolino takes its time when it comes to growth, but the olives and stunning shape are worth it! Besides, Olive trees are long-lived; it is not unusual to find trees 200-years-old or older in gardens! This self-fertile tree produces small, bright-green fruit appearing early in the season and transforms to deep purplish-black.

While known for its self-fertility, the Pendolino is often paired with the Leccino to increase production, and it’s often recommended for pollinating all other Italian varietals! Producing a mild-flavored olive, it’s often blended with other, more defined flavored olives. Yielding about 23% oil that’s subtle, light-flavored, and referred to as green or fruity, typical of the Italian olive oils!

Planting and Application:

The long, weeping branches support narrow, stiff evergreen leaves that stand upright. Each features a soft silver underside that glints in the sun. The dense canopy is vase-shaped with an abundance of foliage, shown off by attractive gray bark.

Most home gardeners use their Pendolino as a specimen tree. For indoor container plants, choose a location with plenty of direct sunlight away from heat sources such as stoves and heater vents. An attached sunroom is ideal in most climates. Water less often in the winter because of its slower growth rate.

  • Known for early production. Once matured, produces over 20 lbs of olives
  • Universal Olive pollinator tree
  • Two-tone glossy evergreen foliage & silvery light green undersides
  • Bold weeping, vase-shaped form - perfect Edible Landscaping & Specimen tree
  • Tasty olives turn from green to deep nearly blackish-purple

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The Pendolino Olive Tree requires full sun and grows in almost any soil type. Once established, the Olive Tree is one of the most drought-tolerant plants around!

  • Moderate cold tolerance - withstanding temperature drops to 10-degrees
  • Prune smaller for use as an ornamental Container Tree
  • Pest & disease resistant & loves heat in USDA zones 8 - 10
  • Drought tolerant & thrives in coastal conditions
  • Any soil type & moderate water needs

With attractive gray bark, evergreen leaves, delicately flavored olives and pollinating importance, it's no wonder this variety is so popular! Order your own Pendolino Olive Tree at for peaceful beauty and tasty olives today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pendolino Olive Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Olea europaea 'Pendolino'
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green with Silver Underside
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Late Season
Pruning Time After Fruiting