Olive Bush


Small Olive Bush 20-25cm | Medium Olive Bush 25-35cm | Large Olive Bush 40-50cm

Olea Europaea

An olive bush makes a perfect feature plant for an outdoor table or seating area. The trunk is framed by a head of narrow oval leaves, grey-green in colour with a silvery underside. Clusters of fragrant creamy-white flowers develop in spring. 

Olives are best placed in full sun or partial shade position. Although nearly hardy in the British climate it is advised that when temperatures drop below - 5 the crown is protected using a breathable fleece and bubble insulation is placed around the pot or base of the trunk. 

Although olives are very tolerant of drought conditions regular watering throughout the year is advised. Avoid allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering.

Olives are slow-growing, requiring little maintenance. Branches can be tamed into a neat shape by pruning back during late spring or early summer. 

Plant Habit: Bush
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Aspect: South-Facing
Sunlight: Full Sun
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil pH: Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Hardiness Rating (RHS): H4 (-10°C to -5°C)

Select the gift wrap option and we'll dispatch this Olive Bush packaged in beautifully coloured materials and ribbon around the pot, ready to give as a perfect present, which can be delivered to you or directly to the recipient. 

For more information on Olive Bushes and how best to care for them visit our Care Guide page.