What Type of Soil Do Olive Trees Live In?

Olive trees (Olea europaea) tolerate numerous soils, from sand to clay. They perform best in fairly coarse, averagely fertile soils unstratified (having a single layer) to a depth of 4 feet. Requiring good drainage, they handle a soil pH range from acidic (5.5) to alkaline (8.5).

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