Oley Oley, it's the Olive tree!
Author: Verity Webb Date Posted:26 October 2015
Olive trees are one of the world’s oldest cultivated trees, dating back to ancient Greece. They’re tough, drought hardy and famous for their delicious, plump fruit, which can be picked, pickled and enjoyed – no wonder these beauties are still popular today. But if fruit isn’t what you’re after, olive trees (Olea European) are also evergreen, have stunning silver foliage and clip well, making them ideal for topiary, hedges or espalier.
We think here at GTG’s the soft green and grey tones of the olive tree, make the perfect addition to any outdoor area. They're perfect potted individually in a beautiful aluminium bucket or in an outdoor planter with other plants.
Climate Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean, so they thrive in a climate where the summer is long, hot and dry and the winter is cool (they’re quite frost tolerant). Not suited to the tropics, they will grow well in temperate climates and even along coastal areas.
We have a plentiful supply of the Kalamata Olive Tree here at GTG, take a look.
Happy Olive Tree shopping Greenies!
Love GTG xx