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Olive

Olea Europea

{ Common olive; Cultivated olive; European olive; Lady's oil }

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About Olive

Olive is popular as a tree however we are also a big fan of her as a shrub, making her a little sturdier on her feet. She's known as 'the tree of eternity' due to her capacity to regenerate after fire, which we hope you'll never have to experience.

Details

A slow-growing, rugged plant, you may know Olive as mediterranean in origin but she's very content on these shores too, as long as she gets enough sunlight in her life. Look out for white flowers in Summer but you'll be very lucky to get fruit, which is the result of a drier, hotter climate than ours. Expect her to grow by 5-10 cm per year.

Plant height: 60-80CM. Pot size: 5L

Likes

Olive enjoys a sunny spot and won't be drastically disturbed by strong wind. Ensure her soil is well-draining by adding sand or gravel to it.

Dislikes

A shallow planting so make sure to plant her in a deep enough hole, which will help her roots to bed in.

Looking after this plant

In Spring and Summer, keep her watered at least weekly and fertilised once a month. If she's to be planted in one of our 30cm pots, she'll need one of these 40L bags of multi-purpose compost.

Living with pets and children

Non-toxic.

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