Olive Tree Sizes
-Plant height measures 9ft
-Head size 5ft wide
Olives are evergreen trees that will add a Mediterranean touch to the garden. They are suited to garden or container cultivation, and may produce fruit in mild regions and warm summers in the UK.
Features of Olive tree
- Produces Olives
- Low maintainence
- Perfect for sunny spot.
If you have a protected city garden or live in a mild area, olives can be grown outdoors as long as you give them a sunny position and plant them in well-drained soil - for example, against a warm wall would be ideal. In cold or northern regions, winter protection in a conservatory, for example, will be required.
Once established they are extremely drought-tolerant, but plants will do better if watered regularly in dry spells during the growing season. To encourage strong growth, it’s a good idea to feed each spring with a general fertiliser.
Olives naturally shed their older leaves in spring (April in the UK) as new growth begins.