The olive tree is an attractive, slow-growing evergreen. It forms a rounded head of small, silvery-grey leaves. Tiny white flowers appear in the summer, followed by small, round green olives that ripen to black.
It may be harder to produce fully ripened olives in the UK as these plants require a lot of heat and shelter. We recommend growing your olive tree in a large pot and moving it into a greenhouse or conservatory over the winter months.
Growing pot size: 17cm.
Overall plant height including growing pot: 70cm
Pets: Pet friendly!
Self-Confidence and Calm
- Caring for living things make us feel more in control of our own lives. Seeing plants like the Olive tree thrive as a direct impact of our nurturing effort increases our confidence and makes us feel really proud of ourselves!
- Top-heavy plants like the Olea Europea trigger psychological mechanisms in our brains that make us feel calm and protected!
Plant Care Tips: Olive Tree
Think about Mediterranean conditions when caring for your Olive tree: hot and dry!
Although these trees are very drought tolerant, it’s best to not leave the soil to become too dry. Give it a nice deep watering once the top inch has dried up and let the excess drain out, waterlogging can cause wet feet.
Feed it with a balanced liquid fertiliser during the growing season.
Olive trees are slow growers so you don’t need to do a load of pruning. If you want a nice bushy tree, you can pick some of the new leaves to give room for new shoots.
The Olive Tree Story
In their natural sunny and warm habitat, Olive trees should normally produce fruit when they reach around 3-5 years old.
In the UK your tree may not produce olives, but with the correct care, it will reward you with plenty of other benefits!
Where is it from?
Mediterranean Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Who is the Olive Tree?
With the right care, Olea europaeas can live for over 600 years! The oldest olive tree is claimed to be 5000 years old and resided in Chania, Crete.
Did you know?
Olive trees are some of the oldest known cultivated trees in the world being grown even before the written language was invented!
Good For You!
Feel good: Houseplants help produce the oxygen you breathe improving your health and wellbeing.
Concentration and productivity: Natural forms are associated with increased concentration and productivity.
Is the Olive Tree The Right Plant For Me?
You have acquired quite a collection of lovely plants. But you have that empty sunny spot you are protecting your green friends from for fear of scorched leaves. Meet your new acquaintance! The Olive tree!
This ornamental tree is easy to care for and will bring a Mediterranean holiday feel to your garden!
How tall does it grow? It can reach 9ft in the wild, as a pot houseplant, its size is much more manageable.
The Olive tree will take you back to your favourite holiday destinations! Mediterranean vibes and gorgeous looks, get yours today!