Bring a warm Mediterranean feel to your garden this summer with this fantastic standard olive bush. These well-established plants have been professionally grown with a wonderful ball of foliage aloft an elegant stem.
Despite their Mediterranean heritage, olives are surprisingly tough and will happily grow in the UK down to -8C in winter, although best of you can protect them a little.
With its neatly shaped, evergreen grey-green foliage, this olive is perfect in a border or patio pot they will also look great in a pot in a conservatory. They love hot, sunny spots and thrive in free-draining soil. They produce small, but insignificant creamy flowers in spring, which self-pollinate, and may produce small fruits in hot, dry summers with plenty of time to ripen.
They look so exotic and Mediterranean though, you should grow them anyway. Olives are low maintenance, easy to grow and very slow growing - ideal for small gardens or busy gardeners. Great value and will add a touch of class to your patio.
Supplied as a 90-100cm tall (inc. pot) standard form tree in a 20cm pot.
- Category: Instant Impact
- Ideal For: Instant Impact/Mediterranean Theme/Containers and Pots/Formal Garden
- Flowers: May - July
- Fruit: October
- Position: Full Sun
- Height/Spread: 150cm x 80cm
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy to -8°C, provide protection in very cold winters
- Supplied as: a 90-100cm tall (inc. pot) standard form tree in a 20cm pot.
If planting in a container, use a loam-based compost such as John Innes No 3 with the addition of about 20% grit to help with drainage. If planting in the garden, add grit to the planting hole to improve drainage.
Pot grown plants should be transferred to a slightly larger pot each spring.
Olive Trees are hardy but they benefit from winter protection. Small potted plants can be moved inside, while outside plants can be bubble-wrapped around the pot and fleece used to protect the canopy.
Although drought tolerant, pot-grown olives must be watered regularly and not be allowed to dry out.
Clip trees occasionally to keep their shape.
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