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Olive Tree

Olea europea

These olive plants are a very attractive evergreen tree that epitomizes Mediterranean living.

The silvery grey foliage shimmers in the sunlight. The small, white, fragrant flowers go on to bear edible oval fruits.

Olives are a self fertilising plant and a good topiary subject which can be grown in a large container to bring atmosphere to your terrace.

Please note the main photograph shows a 14cm potted olive tree.

Native to:
Eventual height:
10 m
Eventual width:
10 m
Full-half hardy
Full sun
Any fertile, moist, well drained soil
Tiny, fragrant white
Grey-green above and silvery beneath
Flowering period:
June to August


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Low maintenance. Requires a sheltered, sunny site. In northern climes Olives need the protection of a sheltered south or west facing wall or grown in a conservatory. Clip to shape if required. Care should be taken to ensure that the plant is not planted too deeply.

Further information

Olives are a culinary delight. They can be pickled or cured with salt and oil. The oil is a very healthy food option. Olives also have many medicinal uses. Our Olives come in a 9cm pot, with the plant stading approximately 15cm in height, and the larger 14cm pot is a similar height but a more mature and therefore bushier plant.

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