300-year-old Spanish Olive Tree Finally Blooms in S. Korea | Be Korea-savvy

300-year-old Spanish Olive Tree Finally Blooms in S. Korea


SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire)An olive tree over 300 years old has bloomed a year and a half after it was first displayed in South Korea.

The National Institute of Ecology, which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, said Tuesday that it has confirmed that a white flower about 1 centimeter in diameter blossomed on April 20 from an olive tree on display.

It is one of three olive trees brought to South Korea in 2017 from Murcia, southeastern Spain, and has been on display at the institute since Dec. 2018.


The tree is two meters in diameter and two meters in height, and it is over 300 years old.

It is the first time the olive tree has blossomed since its domestic exhibition in 2018. The institute predicts that white flowers will fully bloom within the next few weeks.

Image Credit: National Institute of Ecology / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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