Olive trees are growing in popularity. They provide interest and impact to your garden or patio. A visual treat with their stunning silvery foliage and gnarled barks. Olive trees are hardy to -15C and evergreen. Due to their small leaf span they are also wind resistant. Maintaining olive trees is straightforward. Olive trees should be pruned before and after the winter frosts. Olive trees will survive in their pots or containers if you top dress the pot with fresh soil every year. We recommend John Innes No 3. Feed your Olive Tree liquid seaweed from April to September. You can plant out Olive trees, they make an excellent feature in your garden design. Olive trees are wonderful ornamental features. They represent peace, hope and abundance.
Olive Trees also known as ‘The Tree of Life’ or ‘The Tree of Hope’ will live for hundreds of years so you can plant one for generations to come. They make a meaningful gift for loved ones. Plant with a Mediterranean planting scheme such as Lavender, box and convolvulus, rosemary and thyme and create your own Mediterranean garden.
Olive trees require a well-drained soil and a sunny position. Avoid sites where water stands during rainy periods or where ground water seeps into a hole two feet deep. Do not, however, confuse the olive for a desert plant. It needs regular watering to thrive.