The Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive, otherwise known as the Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ or Fragrant Olive ‘Conger Yellow’, Fragrant Tea Olive ‘Conger Yellow’, Kwei ‘Conger Yellow’, Sweet Olive ‘Conger Yellow’, Sweet Tea ‘Conger Yellow’, Tea Olive ‘Conger Yellow’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its average maintenance and slow growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its gray-green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
The fundamental caring guidelines for every Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive can be summed up into the following:
- Water: The Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
- Light: Keep your Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, loam, and clay.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive belongs to the Oleaceae family, the genus Osmanthus and the species Fragrans, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ (OH-lee-a yoo-ROH-pee-ah).
As with other Osmanthus’s, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.
Knowing your plant’s native region is very useful, as it can give you tips on which environment is best for your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive. If you keep it in mind, you can try to replicate these conditions at home, and you’ll likely end with a healthier plant.
With this in mind, the Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 8 – 12 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a and the ideal climate zone is between 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is a relatively slow grower, which makes things easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ can grow up to 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m) in 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m) and 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m) in 10′ – 15′ (3m – 4.5m).
These dimensions make the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive a relatively large shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful rounded shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 120″ – 144″ (300cm – 360cm) free so the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
However, in our experience, the best solution to knowing the right amount of water for your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is with the ‘thumb’ technique. Basically, you insert your finger into the soil, and based if you feel the soil moist or dry, you determine if it needs any water, which is the most appropriate way to go about watering your leafy friend.
As mentioned earlier, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, loam, and clay.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being an evergreen plant, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive will be present year round in your garden.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
You can expect your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive to flower around the spring and in the fall months from April to June (spring) and from October to December (fall).
The Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive produces some beautiful white, or white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive have a beautiful gray-green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a opposite organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive is well known for its tolerance to clay soil and drought conditions, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ will be fine.
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Most Olea Europaea ‘Monher’ owners agree that this shrub will look great in most contemporary and mediterranean gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in mediterranean garden styles.
In particular, the Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive’s best location within your garden is in hedges and screens, beds and borders, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a container, rock garden, coastal exposure, mass planting, or a specimen.
Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Cupressus sempervirens, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Punica will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Majestic Beauty® Fruitless Olive, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.