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
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  • 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
  • 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
Olea - Growing Guide
10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of OLEA

OLEA europaea

OLEA europaea

Common olive

Small white flowers and leathery green leaves, silver beneath

 
£14.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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