Source: California Invasive Plant Council


URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Olea_europaea.php

Olea europaea (olive)

Olea europaea
Olea europaea
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Olea europaea (olive) is a shrub or tree (family Oleaceae) that can produce hundreds of seeds that are spread by birds and mammals. Though commonly grown as a crop in California, gardeners should use caution planting olives near open space. It has invaded areas in southern California and the Central Valley.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources on Olea europaea

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2005). Don't sell a pest: A new partnership to prevent plant invasions through horticulture. Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,14.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Power, P., J. R. Roberts, et al. (2010). Controlling the Invasive Offspring of Historic Olive Trees on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park Cal-IPC 2010 Symposium. Ventura, CA, California Invasive Plant Council
  • Chaney, S. (2005). Balancing act: Managing non-native plants of historic landscapes within the natural landscapes of Channel Islands National Park. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2005. Chico, CA.
  • Roberts, J. R., S. Chaney, et al. (2005). Management of domestic olives on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park: Preventing development of an olive-dominated chaparral. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2005. Chico, CA.
  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2004). Partnering to prevent invasions of plants of horticultural origin. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
  • Bell, C. E. and C. Bell (2003). Killing olive (Olea europea) root sprouts with Imazapyr and Glyphosate. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Kelly, M. (1998). SWAT: Special weed action teams as abassadors for education and energy. California Exotic Pest Plant Council '98 Symposium. Ontario, CA.

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