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Bushy olive tree – Tree number SB1

Bushy olive tree

A sweet specimen from our growers in Tuscany, it will create year long interest and impact. All our Olives meet the latest plant health regulations set by DEFRA in April of last year. Cipressino variety.
Measurements

Tree height including pot 1 metre 25cm

Pot measurements- 25cm diameter by 25cm depth

Where to grow your Olive

Your Olive Tree will respond best in a sheltered sunny spot, but this does not mean that you will be unable to grow it elsewhere in your garden. The most important thing to remember when planting your Olive Tree is to avoid planting it in a waterlogged position. Cold, wet ground in the winter is the cause of nearly all problems with Olive Trees. So choose a free draining spot or simply plant it in a pot! Olives are very happy in pots as they have a very small root system. Top dress annually your potted Olive Tree with John Innes No.3 compost 

How hardy is an Olive?

 The simple answer to this is “very hardy”. Olive Trees will happily survive with no ill effects whatsoever in temperatures as low as -15. Temperatures lower than this can cause scarring to the bark but this will heal and contributes to the gnarly effect that we all know and love.  Once again, the thing to stress is make sure the ground around your Olive isn’t too wet in the winter. 

Feeding your Olive Tree 

 We have created an organic slow release Olive Feed to ensure your Olive Tree gets the nutrients it requires.  A blend of guano, seaweed and epsom salts our olive blend will fertilise and strengthen your  year round. High in potassium, phosphate and magnesium it enriches the soil and encourages tree growth. Available online. Sprinkle the base of your bushy olive tree and surrounding soil with a generous scoop of our Olive feed in early spring and then again mid-summer. If you are keeping your Olive in a pot, water well every other day during the growing season April to October. If the cold weather has led to your tree shedding some of its leaves, then a good soak followed by tomato feed will soon have it replacing them with new leaves. 

Pruning your olive tree

 Like most evergreen trees Olives respond very well to pruning, in fact the harder you prune, the more they grow. It is best, however, to prune your Olive after the last of the winter frost and before the first autumn frosts. If you prune back your Olive Tree ‘hard’ it will result in a dense growth or a light ‘formative’ prune will give your Tree a natural shape