The Leccino Olive Tree is a vigorous variety that can reach sizes of up to 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Leccino Olives are early-ripening, with fruit ready to use from October through November. Native to Italy, Leccino Olive Trees can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11, or in a pot in Zones 4 to 11 and overwintered indoors. They prefer at least 6 hours of full sun per day. Leccino Olive Trees are adaptable to a range of soil types from sandy loam with high amounts of gravel, to more dense soil rich in organic matter, as long as the ground drains well.
Leccino Olive Trees that are grown in the ground can reach heights of 15 to 25 feet or larger. When grown in a pot, a Leccino Olive Tree will remain smaller, and can be managed with pruning. The leaves are a silver-green and the trunk and limbs are a pale tan color. This combination makes a striking specimen, particularly when covered in deep black olives.