Standard Olive - Olea Europaea
- 1 x Olea Europea Standard 5 litre pot
|Botanical name||Olea europaea|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Harvest time||September - October|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Fully grown in||10 years|
|Plant pot size||Ø 19cm|
|aa_warnings||Less suitable for people with pollen allergies|
How to take care of Standard Olive - Olea Europaea
This tree will grow in a sheltered spot in full sun. Ensure that there has very good drainage, at least 5 cm of pebbles at the bottom of the pot, which should have a large hole in the bottom. For the first few years, water regularly during their growth period. Be sure not to let the soil dry out between seasons by watering it weekly until well established after that the rainwater is sufficient. Bring indoors for winter. During spring and summer fertilize regularly with an organic fertilizer. Each spring the shrub ought to be transplanted to a larger pot. The right time to prune is from December to February. Be careful, as a bacterial disease known as (Olive Knot) can spread from tools used during the rainy months. Another fungal disease prone to olive trees is (Verticillum Wilt), caused by water logging the soil and spreading up through the roots. Plants without fruit should be kept in a light but cool place (10°-20°C) to promote budding. Once fruit is formed it will colour within four months.
For additional instructions see product packaging.