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OLEA europaea 'El Greco'

Commonly known as Olive

Selected fruiting form with small stones and good sized fruit

Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£14.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

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

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