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



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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


Safe plant for pets.


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

Care Essentials


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


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.


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



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

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