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Olive Tree or Olea Europea grown as Full Standard Olive Trees
These specimens are Olive Trees Full Standard Tall Size. Known in Latin as Olea Europea, Olive Trees in all shapes and sizes are a signature tree at Paramount Plants. We are renowned for our Mediterranean plants and trees and our Full Standard Olive Trees are one of our best sellers.
These stunning looking full standard olive trees are evergreen and have grey / silver leaves. Our Olea Europea trees are already very tall, up to 4m in height. They are very bushy at the top and are perfect to enable above fence evergreen screening as well as being used as an architectural tree. Olive trees are fully hardy in all weathers.
Olive trees grow best when planted in a location that provides full sunlight. Ideally, the soil should be well-draining because the tree does not tolerate wet roots. If the soil is heavy in organic material, it is advised that you mix an abundant amount of sand or perlite into the soil prior to planting.
Exceptionally hardy, the olive tree can tolerate high winds and even grows well in areas where the tree might be frequently exposed to salt laden winds such as in coastal regions.
Once established, the olive tree requires only minimal care to flourish. Use a slow release granular fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth. The tree will also benefit from a light pruning in the early spring months. During the fall or winter, is advised that any broken or damaged branches be pruned away. In the summer months, olive trees frequently experience rapid growth. In order to keep the tree’s growth in check, you can prune the olive tree during the summer to maintain its size and shape.
An olive tree is winter hardy and can withstand temperature drops down to -15 degrees Celsius. Continually low temperatures can cause the evergreen tree to lose some leaves, but when spring arrives the hardy tree will regain its foliage.
The olive tree is popular because of its seasonal beauty. The summertime panicles of what fragrant flowers that are followed by the tree’s green dupes that quickly darken to black make the tree an ideal garden focal specimen or screen tree. More on olive trees on our blog...