A good mature olive tree. Nice thick trunk with some character, the crown will look beautiful after a late Spring / early Summer prune. Taking back the long branches will encourage 2/3 shoots to grow from the point of snipping, helping to develop good, thick growth. Age: Approx 22 years Overall height: 200cm Trunk height: 80cm Pot size: 45ltr Pot width: 45cm
Standard Mature Olive Tree 10
Olive trees love a sunny, sheltered well drained site; a south facing position is ideal, however it’s not essential as long as there is lots of sunlight and the soil is well drained. A well drained soil can be achieved by digging in lots of grit before planting. Wind is not a problem for olives - they can even cope in a seaside location with salt laden winds. The same conditions apply for container grown olives, potting up with a mixture of John Innes No.3 and multipurpose compost, ideally with some added grit for drainage.