Bucida buceras is a single-trunked tree that will reach 25 feet when mature. It features an upright, rounded crown. A perfect street tree, black olive is resistant to wind, salt, attacks from pests, and its roots are unobtrusive.
Common names can be very confusing. For example, Bucida buceras is commonly called ‘black olive.’ However, B. buceras is not related to olive trees famous in Mediterranean cuisine. Another common name is ‘geometry tree,’ a name held by more than one species.
- Container plant
- Erosion control
- Privacy / screening
- No dangers