Olea europaea Correggiola (Olive) 200mm
Attractive evergreen, silvery foliaged tree. Highly
drought and frost tolerant. Long living. The olive is
valued for fruit and oil. Requires good drainage and
water, particularly during flowering, fruit set and as fruit
develops. In cooler climates, site near north or west
heat-retaining brick wall. Feed with citrus food Spring
The hole for planting should be twice the area of the root ball
and 8-10cm deeper which is back filled to give roots an easy
start. Build up top soil rather than dig down in clay soils. Place
in hole taking care not to disturb root system with top of root
ball level with the garden bed. Fill in and firm down soil around
plant, creating a 4-7cm depression to act as a watering basin.
Water in well. Type of soil will influence growth rate and height.
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