Olive Tree Standard
The olive is an evergreen shrub with pointed, leathery, silvery green leaves which form a rounded head of foliage. They are native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basis, as well as northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. It produces creamy-white flowers during the summer months which turn into green fruits that ripen in the Autumn. This is an excellent specimen plant that will bring a Mediterranean feel to any garden, patio or conservatory. It makes an outstanding statement when multiple plants are used to frame the entrance to your home or garden. The olive is one of the most cited plants in western literature.
This olive tree is equally happy in a pot, or planted in the ground as long as it has plenty of sun and is planted in free draining soil.
To care for your olive tree, water it regularly during dry periods and apply a top dressing of nitrogen-rich general fertilizer 2-3 times per year, during the growing season. Shoots can be trimmed or pinched out in the summer as required to retain shape.