Olea europaea (Olive Tree) - 7L Pot
Add a Mediterranean touch to your garden with this beautiful evergreen Olive Tree. The perfect ornamental gift for a friend or family member, will add some exquisite beauty to any garden. Ideal for growing your own delicious olives to add to your cooking.
- Foliage Colour: dark green
- Approx. Growth Height: 2.5m
- Comes in a: 7L plastic pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 70-80cm
- Flowering Period: summer
- Hardiness: frost hardy
- Exposure: south or west facing - sheltered
- Light Requirements: sheltered sunny or part-shady position
- Soil Requirements: well drained soil
- Moisture: water regularly but sparingly
Caring and Maintenance
Olives grow very slowly and therefore do not require much pruning. In late spring or early summer, remove any dead, diseased or dying branches. At the same time, thin out branches to allow light into the centre of the tree and remove any branches that ruin the shape of the tree.
Growing Olives for Fruit
In order to initiate growing flowers and fruit, olive trees need a 2 month time period of cold weather (temperatures below 10°C). They also require a fluctuation between day and night temperatures.
Very dry soil conditions can also inhibit flowering. Therefore, watering during dry spells is crucial for fruit production.
Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, sheltered sunny or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
This beautiful Olive Tree arrives in a 7L plastic pot, as seen on the left, ready to immediately place in your garden and begin to grow!