Feral olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea)



The feral olive is readily dispersed by birds to become a major environmental weed in parts of south-east of Australia. It can dominate forest or woodland understorey.


African Olive is a well-branched evergreen shrub or tree growing 2-10 (rarely to 15) m high.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Feral olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea).

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Legal requirements

Feral olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea) is not declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

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Reviewed 2014