Neatly clipped balls of grey-green foliage above carefully trained spiral-stems. These beautiful Olive trees are perfect for decorating doorways, patios, porches, and conservatories. Hardy and very low maintenance, Olea europaea is a popular evergreen that provides year-round color and structure for your home and garden. With regular pruning, these topiary plants will remain neat and compact. They are fully hardy once mature but will need some protection from hard frosts in the early years. Height: 70cm (27”). Spread 50cm (20”). Supplied in 17cm pots. Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers. Feed and water container-grown plants regularly, particularly during dry periods. Olives may be pruned with secateurs in late spring or early summer to maintain their shape. Young olive trees will appreciate some winter protection from hard frosts. Container-grown plants should be moved to a sheltered position or cold greenhouse. With maturity, Olives become significantly harder.
Olive trees require well-drained soil and a sunny position. Avoid sites where water stands during rainy periods or where groundwater seeps into a hole two feet deep. Do not, however, confuse the olive for a desert plant. It needs regular watering to thrive.