Shady Lady, Bucida Buceras, Black Olive
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Looking to add a bit of life and beauty to your outdoor or indoor space?
Shady Lady, Black Olive is the perfect tree for creating an oasis in your backyard, patios or indoors. Outdoors this tree provides shade, privacy, habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestration and much more — all without requiring a lot of maintenance. Plus they look stunning when planted together or mixed with other plants! Shady Lady is container friendly, decorate with the shady Lady in mind.
The Shady Lady Black Olive tree, also known as Bucida buceras, is a beautiful evergreen tree with glossy dark green leaves. Native to the Caribbean region, this tree is popular for its dense foliage and elegant appearance generally created by layers of foliage.
- Please note Shady Lady tree is susceptible to some yellowing and browning of the leaves during transit, especially for those buyers located in west coast regions, is important for buyers to be aware of potential challenges when purchasing this plant.
While the tree may experience some yellowing or browning of leaves due to hot weather and longer transit times, it is reassuring to know that the Shady Lady is a hardy plant that can recover within 90 days and continue to send out new shoots. This resilience is definitely a positive trait for potential buyers to consider.
Buyers from the following states California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Nebraska, we cannot guarantee the plant will arrive in perfect conditions, you most allow the plant to recover for a period of 90 days before you can file a claim for a replacement. If you have any questions feel free to contact us before buying this item.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 9-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||35-30 ft.|
|Mature Width:||15-20 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Uses:||Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Soil Conditions:||Well draining organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
With their lush foliage adding texture and contrast to any yard or garden, these trees can instantly turn a dull-looking space into something special. Not only will they enhance your lawn’s overall appearance; but also increase its functionality by providing shade on hot days, blocking windy gusts during winter months, and even acting as natural fences to protect you from prying eyes.
Here are a few key features of the Shady Lady Black Olive tree:
Appearance: The Shady Lady Black Olive tree has a compact and symmetrical growth habit, with a rounded crown that can reach a height of 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters). Its oval-shaped leaves are shiny and leathery, providing an attractive dark green backdrop to any landscape.
Tolerant of Shade: Despite its name, the Shady Lady Black Olive tree is surprisingly tolerant of shady conditions, making it a suitable choice for areas with partial shade. However, it thrives best in full sun, where it will develop its densest foliage.
Low Maintenance: This tree requires minimal maintenance once established. It is relatively drought-tolerant and can adapt to a variety of soil types, including sandy or loamy soils. Pruning is generally not required unless you want to maintain a particular size or shape.
Landscape Use: The Shady Lady Black Olive tree is often used as a focal point in gardens, parks, and large landscapes due to its striking appearance. It can also be planted as a shade tree near patios, pools, or outdoor seating areas.
Wildlife Attraction: The tree produces small, inconspicuous flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Additionally, its dense foliage provides nesting sites and shelter for birds and other wildlife.
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Planting and Care
Planting and Care Guide
In Ground - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
Container Pot - Shady Lady tree is container friendly and can thrive potted for years to come, do plan on repotting every 2 years to a 2-3 inch wider container.
LIGHT EXPOSURE - Outdoors thrives in FULL SUN, indoors bright light is recommended, a window exposure will suffix.
WATER - In ground water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
POTTED PLANTS, be very careful not to over water, leaves will drop, Wait until the top two inches of soil feel dry to the touch before watering, it may take 5-7 days. Mist the foliage every 2-3 days to increase moisture on the foliage as you allow the soil to dry out.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant.
You may use a fertilizer formulated for indoor or outdoor tress, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
PRUNNING is recommended to maintain desire shape, you may begin to prune at some point to keep the plant healthy and control the height.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, this tree is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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Shady Lady tree approximate height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the top of the highest branch.
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