Standard Olive Tree 50-60cm
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 Standard Olive Tree:
- Produces Olives
- Low maintenance
- 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.