Rustic Spiral Stem Standard Olive Tree 'Olea Europa: Our Olive trees are a great choice for a Mediterranean themed garden, they add a more rustic look than the formality of a standard Bay Tree. The heads of these trees have been allowed to grow a little without the heads being trimmed so currently look a little unkept, we feel this adds to there personality, if you prefer you trees to look a little more formal or tidy they can easily be trimmed into a ball shape, if you would like us to do the trimming before dispatch please let us know. 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 cultivated in Sicily and depending on the time of year purchased will arrive bearing Olives! . 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, try adding a slow release fertiliser in spring to ensure a good summer growth.
What to expect: Nice plants with good strong stems and established heads.
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.