Olives are native Mediterranean, slow growing small evergreen trees, famous and loved for their fruit and the oils produced from them.

Olive trees live for 500 years on average with some specimens recorded of reaching up to 1500 years old!

The bark and branches of the olive tree are silver-grey and smooth when young, turning dark brown, gnarled and grooved with age.

The leaves are grey-green in colour with a silvery underside, narrow long elliptical and evergreen. Small, fragrant, yellow-white flowers appear in June – August. The olive tree fruits are elliptical, almost round and olive green or black when ripe. They take a year to fully ripen.

We provide full planting services for Olive Trees which includes supply, delivery and installation. Contact us today for a quotation.

Soils

Olive trees require nutrient-rich very well drained soil. Likes chalk.

Location

Olive trees require full sun positioning.

Annual Growth Rate

Olive tree growth rates can vary dramatically depending on their location and the weather. They can live through the UK winters including low temperatures down to minus 10 degrees or more.

pH TOLERANCE

Olive trees can adapt to most soil pH the most important thing being is that it is very well-draining and doesn’t get wet during the winter months.

Root Structure

In deep loose soil, the roots will go deep, Otherwise, olive trees usually have a shallow, far-reaching root system.

Potential

When planted in the UK, olive trees are adaptable and will survive as long as the ground remains freely draining and doesn’t get wet. Avoid planting in windy locations.

Annual Pruning

Prune olive trees in the spring to shape-up.

Characteristics

The olive is a great addition to any sunny, well-draining garden location. Keep nutrition level up and pruned to shape in the spring.

Availability

Season

Spring - Summer

Mature Tree

Sizing

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree

Sizing

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree

Sizing

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

Prices are to give a general indication of cost for premium mature trees and Hedges. Additional costs for delivery, installation & maintenance should be considered. For a bespoke project cost please contact our dedicated sales team for expert advice & a fixed quotation.

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