Olive trees are one of the worlds oldest cultivated trees. They prefer a free draining sandy soil in a sunny position.
They like a long hot summer and a mild winter, being hardy and drought tolerant once established.
Olives are quite versatile and can be grown as a topiary, hedge, espalier or in a pot. Being evergreen, their beautiful silver foliage makes them a great specimen tree.
Fertilise in early spring and again in late summer if in the ground or liquid feed regularly during the warmer months if in a pot. Tip prune to shape in Spring.
At Ross Evans we grow and supply “Helena Olives” that are very well suited to the SE Qld climate as they have been grown in this region for over one hundred years.
We also have Kalamanta and Manzillo olives when available.