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Olive tree in metal pail
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Olive tree
Close up of ripening olives

Olive Tree

£27.00 exc delivery

These compact Olive trees produce small flowers in the spring and dark fruit in the winter - the neat silvery foliage is there all year round. Olives are surprisingly hardy and only need to be protected from severe frosts.

A great gift to symbolise peace-making or just for fun! This is the eating Olive tree grown in the Mediterranean but like all olives they need to be cured properly before consuming. Standing just under 2ft tall with a bushy head of silvery leaves as pictured.

55cm tall in a 1.5L 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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" Having ordered from you before,…., the relatives who received them always assured me the gift was lovely, but this time having recommended you to a friend, she sent a gift locally so I was able to see first hand, I was so impressed! the tree was healthy with fruit, the basket and wrapping quite beautiful, loved the hand written card, what a personal touch. I am always nervous recommending services to friends but now .I would recommend your Company to anyone. " Jackie G. - August 2011
" I would like to say a very big Thank You to you all for the wonderful Olive tree. From the tree itself to the presentation. . . . it was amazing! My son loved it! I will be recommending you to everyone! Thank you so much again " Mandy S. - June 2011
" Our delivery arrived early last week and I just wanted to say how delighted we are at the quality and speed!! We will use you again! " Leslie E. - December 2010
" I ordered an Olive Tree as a Christmas present for my son and his wife and - as I wanted to be sure it would be there for the big day - asked for delivery on 17th December. At 3p.m. on the 17th had a 'phone call from my son to say that the tree was there and how thrilled they both were with such an unusual gift. My thanks for your superb service - I will certainly use your company for future gifts. " Jane S - December 2010