Standard Olive Tree 'Olea Europa' Large 1.5 to 1.6 metres tall. Mature Hardy Trees. Olive trees are a great choice for a Mediterranean themed garden, they add a more rugged look than the formality of a standard Bay Tree. Olive Trees are instantly recognisable and something we associate with warmer climates, however they are very tough plants and will cope admirably with the Uk climate. Our trees are grown in Sicily and depending on the time of year purchased may arrive bearing fruit, as seen in the pictures. Whilst these are tough plants they will thrive with a little bit of help along the way. The most important thing to remember is where they originate, they do not like to much water and certainly not a continually wet area. If planting in the ground ensure it is in a free draining area that does not get waterlogged, if pot planted be sure to add some drainage, a slow release fertiliser should be added in early spring.
What to expect: Your plant will arrive with a minimum height inclusive of pot of 150cm, heads are approximately 45cm, it will look just like the pictures.
Whilst olive trees require no pruning you may wish to undertake some light pruning to keep the head size in check, this is best done in the milder months, this will avoid frost damage to any new growth which will appear pretty quickly.