plants

Ollie

Olive tree

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

£28.00 - £75.00

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About Ollie

You might not be able to live in the Mediterranean but you can certainly bring a slice of it to London with lovely Ollie. He's known as 'the tree of eternity' due to his capacity to regenerate after fire, which we hope you'll never have to experience.

Details

Our olive trees come in three different heights:

Plant height: 80-90cm; Nursery pot width: 19cm
Plant height: 100-110cm; Nursery pot width: 21cm
Plant height:160-170cm; Nursery pot width: 26cm

A slow-growing, rugged plant, you may know Olive as mediterranean in origin but he's very content on these shores too, as long as he gets enough sunlight in his 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 him to grow by 5-10 cm per year.

Likes

Ollie 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 - follow our guide to how best plant up your outdoor plants.

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 him watered at least weekly and fertilised once a month.

Living with pets and children

Non-toxic.