Olea europaea L. subsp. africana (Mill.) P.S.Green
Common names: wild olive, olienhout (Afr.), mohlware (NSotho, SSotho), umnquma (Zulu, Xhosa, Swati), mutlhwari (Venda), motlhware (Tswana)
SA Tree No: 617
Olea europaea subsp. africana is a neatly shaped evergreen tree with a dense spreading crown (9 x 12 m) of glossy grey-green to dark-green foliage. Leaves are grey-green to dark-green above and greyish below. The rough, grey bark sometimes peels off in strips.
Note – These scales are not stabilized, only properly air dried, ready to use. It is highly recommended to treat the wood with a good quality oil like Tung Oil or True Oil before final buffing/polishing.