Scientific name: Olea europea
Common name: ‘Joytun’
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)
Botanical Description of Olive
Habit: Is a large shrub in its native form, ever green perennial tree.
Root: Tap root system
Stem: Medium sized tree with a round spreading crown, much-branched
Leaf: Leathery, opposite lanceolate simple leaf.
Inflorescence: Panicle or raceme
Flower: Perfect, or staminate, and largely wind pollinated
Fruit: drupe, green and dark blue or purplish when ripe