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Sculpted olive tree in stripey basket
Sculpted olive tree in stripey basket
Close up of large olive tree
Close up of olive tree foliage and ripe fruit

Large Olive Tree

£40.00 exc delivery

This mediterranean Olive Tree will do well outside in a sheltered spot in the UK or indoors as a feature in a light room or conservatory. At this size it will tolerate some frost and will produce small white flowers in late spring followed by attractive fruit.

These Olive Trees look great as a pair (see our special offer on pairs) on a patio or framing a doorway and are delivered as neat clipped lollipops. This weeks larger Olive Trees are looking fantastic again with a neat shape as pictured.

90cm+ tall in a 6L pot

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Looking after your Olive Tree
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
The olive is an outdoor tree with slivery green leaves and fruits. A young tree will live happily on a sunny window sill, or in a conservatory and give pleasure for years to come.
Olive trees need plenty of light to flower and fruit but will do well either indoors or outdoors if protected from extreme frost. Olive trees do best in a cool, well-lit room or in a sunny sheltered position in the garden.
If you are keeping your olive tree in a pot then once it has put on quite a bit of growth you might repot in a larger container in the spring. Choose a mixture of ordinary soil and potting compost. A good pruning a couple of times a year will also help to keep to keep a sculptured shape. Tiny white flowers should appear in the Spring with olive fruits developing over the summer and turning from green to browny-black in the autumn.
Most problems come from underwatering in Summer and overwatering in Winter. Both of these can lead to leaf drop. If the dropped leaves are crisp then a good watering and a return to a more regular routine will soon set your plant on the road to recovery. If the leaves are more leathery, the leaf drop is likely to be due to overwatering or allowing the delicate roots to sit in water. Try moving your plant to a sunnier position and withholding water until the soil has really dried out. You can gently remove the plastic pot to have a look at the dampness of the roots if in doubt.
With enough sunlight your tree should fruit even when quite small, however expect the fruit to be very bitter. Olives need to be ‘cured’ properly to get rid of this bitter taste before eating

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Olive Tree
Olea Europa
Small green powdery flowers
Dark green fruit
Indoors or out these young trees require little care, simply ensure they have enough sunlight, water when the soil feels dry and protect from frost.
The mediterranean olive has been around for thousands of years and it has been used throughout history for its fruit, oil and wood. Traditional the symbol of peace, it's a great way to sorry - or just to remind you of that mediterrenean holiday...
Season: Jan to Dec
Although the same species as olives found in the supermarket, you should expect the fruit to be much more bitter. Even olives from mature mediterranean trees need to be cured properly before consumption to get rid of this bitter taste.
Further information available at http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/olive.html

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" We have now heard that this delivery arrived on time - our friend was delighted with the plant. Thank you so much for your follow up and making it so easy to order plants as presents! " Peter K. - May 2011
" Dear Plants 4 presents, I really like your company story and I enjoy your service. I live offshore and it makes ordering gifts for my UK family and friends so easy to use your service and brighten their lives with an original and unusual gift. Thank you. " Bobbie C. - May 2011
" I wanted to say a big thank you for the Olive Tree, it arrived in perfect condition and at such short notice (we really left getting a present to the last minute!). I also want to say thanks for the hand written card, and for not copying EXACTLY what I had typed, I had made a major typo on the Birthday (Brithday!) in my haste and was really hoping you wouldn't just automatically copy it once I realised! " Helen P. - July 2010