Olive Tree

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Olive Tree - Olea europa
Latin name:
Olea europa

Description: Redolent of Mediterranean holidays, this is a tree that British gardeners thought would be to tender for or supposedly chilly climate, but, with climate change in mind, we should be able to collect our own olives in the decades to come. Olive trees are slow growing with narrowly oblong greyish green leathery leaves and can be bought comparatively cheaply, though older specimens with gnarled stems can be bought at great expense.

Hardiness: Hardy to -10C for short periods best planted in a sheltered south facing location

Height: 2-4m

Position: best planted in a sheltered south facing location

Soil: Exceedingly well drained soil

Water: Drought tolerant once established

Usage: Best used in a Mediterranean style garden with other drought resistant planting

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