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Black Olive Tree 5½-6 ft tall Extra Large Mid-Century

*RARE*

$1399

Pot style:

Mid-Century

Pot color:

Wood stand:

Easy Care

Novice. The Black Olive Tree can be low-maintenance, though require certain conditions

Pet Safe

Safe plant for pets.

45-day Guarantee

Living plants need time to adapt to changing conditions. If your plant doesn't settle in comfortably within the first 45 days, we'll replace it.

Made to Order

Each and every order is hand-selected, inspected for health, treated for insects, pruned, cleaned and staged in your choice of planter.

Green Shipping

Experience our custom-designed packaging, crafted for the safe and sustainable transit of your plants. Shipped via FedEx, UPS, and USPS, we ensure expedited delivery with package tracking, arriving in just 1 to 6 days. At checkout, customize your delivery by selecting a preferred shipping date to suit your schedule. Our packaging is innovatively designed to secure your plant and planter, minimizing soil displacement and guaranteeing your new green addition arrives in immaculate condition. Dedicated to environmental stewardship, our packagings are 99% recyclable, striving towards a greener delivery process.

Califiornia Sourced

Your orders are prepared in our workshops in Los Angeles, CA.
All our plants are grown in California under ideal conditions and responsibly.
We prioritize for our pots and accessories handmade craftsmanship.

Plant Details & Size

Coveted for its tall and architectural shape, this beauty is also known as the Shady Lady Tree. An Olive Tree that can be kept indoors or out in areas with bright direct sunlight, contrary to its name, it does not actually produce fruit. When young, the branches may appear bare, but will fill out over time with ample sunlight and proper care.

  • Approximately 5-6 feet in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf
  • Botanical name: Bucida buceras
  • Native to the Caribbean and Central and South America
  • Live, fully grown, healthy plant · Grown in the USA

*Please note that plants are grown naturally and can vary in height ± 10%. If you're looking for a specific height, please reach out and we'd be happy to help.

Is This the Right Plant for You?

Coveted by interior designers for its tall stature and airy, bonsai-like appearance, the Black Olive Tree is the most desired statement plant of the moment. With layers of delicate branches and dark green foliage, it’s the perfect low-maintenance tree for a stylish home as it doesn’t actually produce black olive fruit. Also known as the Shady Lady Tree, this plant requires direct sunlight and is safe for pets and children.

Difficulty: Novice

The Black Olive Tree can be low-maintenance, though require certain conditions

Pets

Safe plant for pets.

Light

The Black Olive Tree appreciates a light touch in care, but it does require ample amounts of direct sunlight. · View Light Guide

Pot Design & Size

Construction and details

  • Sized to fit 14" grower pots with extra room for drainage
  • Glazed inside and out, completely waterproof
  • No drainage hole, plant should be staged, ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Elevated by a sleek wood stand - teak wood for the light and dark stained options, mahogany wood for the black stained option
  • Finished with non-toxic, non-VOC oil
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Care Essentials

Light

The Black Olive Tree appreciates a light touch in care, but it does require ample amounts of direct sunlight. · View Light Guide

Water

Water the Black Olive Tree only when topsoil becomes dry, approximately every five days or as needed

Care Guide

More information can be found in the Black Olive Tree.

Must-Know Before Buying

Note: This plant is prone to sudden leaf drop with changing environments and seasons. Do not be alarmed if it initially loses all its leaves, as this is a normal characteristic of this tree and the foliage will grow back with time.

Plant and pot ship separately, minimum assembly necessary.

MIDCENTURY MODERN ELEGANCE

Our Mid-Century collection pairs high-fire ceramic pots with reclaimed wood stands, offering a nod to classic design with a focus on sustainability. Teak is used for light and dark stands, while black stands feature durable mahogany, underscoring our commitment to sophisticated indoor gardening and environmental responsibility. Designed and engineered with form and function in mind, these pieces are perfectly sized, water sealed, surface safe, and made from non-toxic materials.

What's included

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, each order is prepared with the utmost care and service:

  • Sourced from top California growers
  • Hand-selected for health, shape and beauty
  • Cleaned and shined with our own all-natural soaps
  • Trimmed and pruned for blemishes
  • Inspected and treated with systemic bug protection
  • Soil is topped with preserved forest moss or pebbles for a refined finished touch
  • Carefully wrapped, packed and sealed for their journey to you

When ordered with a ceramic pot, your set comes with extra materials to follow our staging method, developed for optimal airflow and drainage. Léon & George plants are paired with the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material.

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customer reviews for the Black Olive Tree

Fantastic

Beautiful

Jeffrey G.

Verified Buyer

February 28, 2024

Westlake Village, CA

Healthy, robust plant. Great customer service.

Previous plants I've purchased were delivered via L&G directly, but this time via UPS, which I was a bit worried about. Plants did well in the shipping materials. I had to contact L&G because I could not find an additional product I ordered, but they sent a helpful picture to verify packing and I found them cleverly disguised!

Carolyn H.

Verified Buyer

March 23, 2023

Santa Rosa, CA

Lovely tree

Although it arrived young and a little thin, it will grow into a gorgeous, full tree in no time. The whole process was easy.

Susan O.

Verified Buyer

March 15, 2023

Los Angeles, CA

Questions about the Black Olive Tree

What is the difference between an olive tree and a black olive tree?

The key differences between an olive tree and a black olive tree are:

  1. Size and Appearance: Olive trees can grow up to 40 feet in height and have small, gray-green leaves with gnarled trunks. In contrast, black olive trees, also known as Shady Lady or Bucida Buceras, are smaller (about 20 feet tall and wide), with more rounded, glossy, dark green leaves.
  2. Growing Conditions: Olive trees prefer full sun and are drought-tolerant. Black olive trees, however, are more shade-tolerant and are often used indoors.
  3. Fruit: Olive trees produce olives, used in cooking and cosmetics. Black olive trees produce small, inedible black berries, serving only ornamental purposes.

For more detailed information, you can read the full article on the La Résidence blog here.

What's included with the plant when it's delivered as a gift?

Every gift order includes the plant and pot set, simple care instructions to keep the plant happy and healthy. Gift orders are also covered under our 45-day guarantee and our Plant Doctor program, which means the recipient can message us anytime for plant care support. Being a new plant parent can have its ups and downs, but we make sure our plants are simple to care for and easy to love!

What makes Léon & George different from other online plant shops?

We’ve made it our mission to provide the highest quality of products and the highest quality of experiences to our customers. 

Exceptional Products

When you shop with Léon & George, you receive hand-selected, California grown greenery which has been carefully inspected for quality, beauty, and size. We source our plants from local growers that we trust. Every Léon & George plant is trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with our own all-natural soap, fertilizers and insecticides, in-house.

Léon & George plants are fitted into the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material. The plants are potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and finished with decorative preserved forest moss.

Our plant care items are formulated in-house and produced locally using all natural ingredients and time-tested recipes.

Excellent Service

Every plant set is processed swiftly and securely shipped in custom-engineered insulated packaging.

Local delivery in Southern California epitomizes a frictionless experience, with streamlined communication and exemplary customer service as our team delivers and places your plant in your desired location and takes away any unwanted wrapping materials. 

A Lifetime of Support

We offer free lifetime access to our Plant Doctor service, through which our team members of master gardeners and horticulture experts are available to offer any necessary plant care support you may require. 

Try our service and experience the Léon & George difference. Our commitment to quality is our legend, and it’s how we’ve become the foremost industry leader in greenery.

Can I order now and schedule delivery for a later date?

Yes you can!

At checkout you can select if you'd like your order to be sent right away or at a later date. This will come in handy if you'll be traveling or are planning for a special occasion.

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Will you ship my plants during winter?

We take extra precautions to make sure your order arrives in the best condition. This includes monitoring weather conditions, adding extra layers of protection to packages, and minimizing potential exposure to extreme cold.

Orders shipping to the East Coast may be held to ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure the shortest transit time possible. In cases of extreme weather, we may hold your order until conditions improve. In these cases, you will be notified of the delay and the new projected ship date. Our 45 Day Guarantee is here for you and damages sustained by cold weather during transit or delivery will be promptly addressed by our team.

What's included with each plant set?

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, you're getting a lot more than just a plant. Here's what's included with each of our sets:

  • Hand-selected, California-grown greenery, inspected for quality, beauty, and size. A plant that's trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with all-natural soap and insecticide.
  • Fitting to a handmade, 100% ceramic pot. Each plant is potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and our ceramics are fully water sealed which means they won't damage your floors. Plant sets are finished with decorative preserved forest moss.
  • Optional handmade wood stands crafted with teak or mahogany wood and finished with a non-VOC natural oil finish. Our stands also include felt pads to protect your floors. Upon arrival, easy care instructions for your plant.
  • Lifetime access to our Plant Doctors for any necessary plant care support along the way.

What is your 45-day guarantee all about?

We want to assure you that anyone can be a successful plant owner. Our plants are all easy to care for and come with foolproof care instructions. It takes a little practice to develop a green thumb, but if the plant dies within your first 45 days, we'll replace it!

> Read through our 45 Day Guarantee terms to see how it works.

Do you sell plants without a ceramic pot?

Yes, you can see our plant selection by clicking here.

The plants come with their nursery pot, our 45-day guarantee, and plant doctor access.

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How are your plants different from the ones at local nurseries, or big-box retailers?

Léon & George is not your typical plant shop. We make it possible for you to get the interior design look you've seen in your favorite magazines and design blogs, without the hassle of buying and matching separate greenery, planters, and stands. We do this by pairing each plant with a custom planter designed to fit your space and meet your plant's needs for healthy growth.

We use only the highest quality greens, sourced from growers who are kind to their crops! That means our plants are never rushed, shocked, or treated with harmful chemicals. We're willing to wait longer—and pay our suppliers more—to get the best products available. And we pass the benefits on to you, our customers: premium greenery that will complement your home decor and look phenomenal for years to come.

What is the status of my order?

You can check your order’s status by heading to My Account and selecting the correct order. You can also find more information in the confirmation email receipt sent to you at the time of your order. If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder or contact us at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!

Why didn't I receive my order confirmation email?

Don't panic! Your order is probably in the works and will be confirmed shortly. Double check your spam folder. The email confirmation is sent from [email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns about your selections, you can always contact us at [email protected] and we can resend your confirmation email. In the meantime, check out these delightful plant puns from our friends at Thought Catalog.

What if I travel somewhere – will my indoor plants die?

Not necessarily, especially if you plan ahead a bit. If you're going away for a week or less, there should be no problem if you soak the soil in advance. And if you're going away for longer check out our blog post or send us an email at [email protected] and we'll give you instructions for prepping your plant for the long haul.

Your plants look so perfect in the pictures… Are they real?!

Yes! Our plants are 100% real, which means that they'll need a little TLC to keep growing. But thanks to our plant care and design team, they'll be styled, nurtured, and primed for life indoors before they arrive at your door. And we promise, if you're kind to your plants, they'll return the favor! Learn about the health benefits of spending time around plants.

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