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Olive Bush 'Olea europaea' in 14cm Pot

  • Olives (Olea europaea) are evergreen trees that will add a Mediterranean touch to the garden. With our decorative hessian gift wrap it makes a lovely gift for a housewarming present or just a little something for a friend or family member. This plant arrives as a mature bush just like the picture - some are already producing fruits (not all however).
  • Olives grow very slowly, so don’t require much pruning. However, pinching out young plants can help to encourage them to develop a branching shape. 
  • 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.

  • Eventual Height

    Olea europaea can grow to a height of 4 - 9 metres with a spread of 1.5 - 2.5 metres.

  • Pot Size

    14 cm

  • Season of Interest

    Spring to Autumn

  • Light Required

    Full sun

  • Watering

    Light watering

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Olives start out green and eventually all turn black as they ripen. Olives that are harvested when they are still green have a peppery, grassy, or more herbaceous flavour while olives that are harvested when they turn have a milder, buttery flavor.

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