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Meet the Natives: Wild Olive

February 25, 2021
Meet the Natives:
Wild Olive
Looking for a versatile, low-maintenance, hardy shrub? Look no further than the wild olive (Forestiera segregata). Also known as the Florida privet, it just might be the plant you’re looking for. This 10- to 15-foot shrub can be used as a buffer shrub or stand alone as a landscape accent. It tolerates full sun to partial shade and a range of soil conditions from dry to moist. Wild olive is quite attractive when in full bloom as it becomes covered with small greenish-yellow flowers that attract bees. The flowers are followed by small, dark fruits that resemble small olives (hence the name) which birds love.
SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center at the Bailey Homestead is open Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm. We will also continue to offer contactless deliveries and curbside pickup. Simply place your order online by midnight on Tuesday for pickup or delivery that Wednesday.
Please email our Garden Center Assistant Sue Ramos at with any questions or requests.
SCCF members will get their discount by entering this promo code: SCCFMBR10 


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