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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

OLEA

Commonly known as Olive

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  • Evergreen - leathery, elliptic to lance-shaped, irregularly-toothed leaves to 8cm (3in) long, grey-green above, silvery grey-green beneath.
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tall Shrub - or slow-growing tree developing a rounded head. Produces fruit to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - self-pollinating form. Can be pruned to shape. Ultimate size in 20-50 years
  • Medicinal properties
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects.
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - axillary panicles to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Sub-tropical / mediterranean -
  • Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - with sharp drainage
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of OLEA

 

OLEA europaea  >


Commonly known as: Common olive.
Small white flowers and leathery green leaves, silver beneath
£14.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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