Area of origin: Mediterranean region. The cultivated olive was introduced into France by the Phoenicians during the construction of Marseilles around 500BC.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 15m (49,2'), width up to 8 m (26,2').
Soil Type: Avoid excessively wet ground drain if necessary.
Hardiness: Tolerant to -15°C, do not hesitate to use straw to cover ground in case of severe winter.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The Olive tree- stem is the result of the work done by the nurseryman or nurserywoman while pruning it. Highly sculptural and decorative, the Olive tree- stem is perfect placed on a terrace, a balcony, at the house entrance or any other sunny spot...
Its size allows it to withstand being grown in a big pot, but it can also be planted directly into the ground, surrounded with lavender, thyme, Cistus, decorative pebbles.
An annual pruning in February-March is essential to keep its beautiful, compact, rounded shape.