Olive trees are growing in popularity. They provide interest and impact to your garden or patio. A visual treat with their stunning silvery foliage and gnarled barks. Olive trees are hardy to -15C and evergreen. Due to their small leaf span they are also wind resistant. Maintaining olive trees is straightforward. Olive trees should be pruned before and after the winter frosts. Olive trees will survive in their pots or containers if you top dress the pot with fresh soil every year. We recommend John Innes No 3. Feed your Olive Tree liquid seaweed from April to September. You can plant out Olive trees, they make an excellent feature in your garden design. Olive trees are wonderful ornamental features. They represent peace, hope and abundance.
Although they can cope with dry periods, olives in containers need regular watering and feeding to produce fruit. During the growing season, keep the compost moist and feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser such as Phostrogen, every month. In winter, reduce watering, but don't let the compost dry out completely.