Olive Trees With Gnarled Trunks

Paramount Plants has specialised in Mediterranean plants for many years, indeed it was the original concept for our plant centre. So when it comes to Olive Trees, we know a thing or two about which specimens to choose, how to maintain these magnificent trees and how to present them in their very best light.

Ancient Olive Trees for sale at Paramount Plants, Buy online UK
Bonsai Olive Trees for sale at Paramount Plants – Up to 2.4m high trees with trunk girth up to 170cm


Gnarled Trunks – Olive Trees
It was circa 5 years ago that the ancient looking gnarled trunks of old, coppiced, olive trees started featuring on the show gardens of RHS Chelsea, since then demand for these iconic trees has grown exponentially. The beauty of their crusty old trunks with the silver grey foliage has charmed many and their vintage appearance gives a planting scheme that most desirable of attributes – longevity.

Olive Trees Trained as Cloud Trees buy online UK
Olive Trees Can Be Niwaki Pruned as Cloud Trees


Olive Trees Grown in Containers
We source our trees from the finest growers across Europe and have a fantastic range of sizes and prices in stock. Old Olive Trees can be used in so many situations and they will grow quite happily in containers.


Old Olive Trees - Buy online UK
Old Olive Trees – Container Grown Either Side of Entrance, Central London


Garden Bonsai Olive Trees - Front Garden, Central London buy UK
Garden Bonsai Olive Trees – Front Garden, Central London


Garden Bonsai Olive Trees
Many of our most impressive Olive Tree specimens come into the category of Garden Bonsai, these magnificent trees are heavily pollarded creating a bushy head of new growth and creviced and gnarly trunks. Perfect for patios or roof terraces – or indeed, front gardens.

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A Range of Olive Trees with Gnarled Trunks, We Supplied To A Restaurant In London for their terrace.

We have a great selection of Olive Trees of many shapes and sizes – view our entire selection online.

We’re always here to advise you, if you’re unsure of which Olive Tree suits your garden– contact our expert team at
Paramount Plants & Gardens Ltd
131 Theobalds Park Road
Crews Hill
London EN2 9BH
Tel: +44 (0)20 8367 8809

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The gardens of Kerdalo, Brittany

Kerdalo Gardens, Trédarzec, Côtes D’Armor region of Brittany
Kerdalo Gardens, Trédarzec, Côtes D’Armor region of Brittany


It is surprising to think that the enchanting gardens of Kerdalo began life as recently as the 1960s. Russian Prince Peter Wolkonsky, whose family fled to France just before the 1917 revolution, had long sought a suitable site on which to create his dream garden. He was already in his sixties when he discovered the site, which he acquired in 1965. He selected it primarily for its mild climate, acidic soil and natural valley sweeping all the way down to the River Jaudy. Finding himself in what was then a dilapidated old farmhouse on 44 acres of land, he lost no time getting to work. Read more The gardens of Kerdalo, Brittany

Yellow Magnolias For The UK Climate

Yellow Magnolias Blooming in May
Whilst we all look forward to the beautiful buds and flowers of Magnolias in early Spring, delighting us with every shade of pink to the palest hues and white, there is something rather surprising when the first yellow Magnolia flowers emerge later in the season.

Yellow Magnolia Butterflies for sale online UK
Yellow Flowering Magnolias – Magnolia Yellow Bird flowering in April/May in the UK


Developing a truly yellow Magnolia has been something of a grail quest in the horticultural world. One of the first really successful yellow cultivars is Yellow Butterflies, remaining one of the most popular ornamental trees, developing a tall pyramidal shape. A later flowering Magnolia, the blooms appear in profusion during May and are a deep buttery yellow, the signature ‘tulip’ shape flower reaches 10-20cm.
Magnolia Butterflies is relatively slow growing and will attain a height of 5-7 metres at maturity, preferring a sunny or partial shaded site that is sheltered from cold winds. A lawn or woodland edge setting is perfect and this is also a beautiful specimen tree for urban gardens. Read more Yellow Magnolias For The UK Climate