In recent years, the sight of a beautiful Olive tree has not been confined to the Mediterranean regions… it is now not unusual to see them growing into fabulous specimens in the UK. If you select the right spot and plant thoughtfully, the beautiful grey green foliage and distinctive trunk reminiscent of a Tuscan landscape can evoke the atmosphere of a peaceful, relaxed area. Looks fabulous when under-planted with lavender or rosemary. At Big Plant we select only the toughest and most reliable varieties from the best nurseries in the Mediterranean. We have been growing olive trees in milder micro-climates in the UK particularly southern and western regions, coastal and urban locations for the past decade with great success, so why not try one in your garden?
- Position:Best in full sun.
- Soil:Deep, fertile, sharply drained soil (or loam-based potting compost for container-grown specimens).
- Eventual Size:Up to 10 metres, but can be pruned.