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OliveOlea europaea

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Try growing your own olives with this ornamental evergreen with fragrant small white flowers when established.Ideal grown as an indoor houseplant or to add a touch of the Mediterranean to your patio during the summer. Protect plants from frost. Height: Up to 3m (10ft)

Patio, Conservatory, Exotic Garden, Specimen Plant


Full sun

3m (120in)

Pot on as required finally into 25-30cm (10-12in) pots. Water moderately and provide a temperature of 7-15C (45-60F) throughout the winter.

Plants can be stood outside in a sunny sheltered spot for the summer and given frost protection for the winter.

Sow at any time of year.Sow into pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a 3mm (1/8in) layer of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a temperature of around 18-21C (65-70F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 1-4 months.

Pricking out (Transplanting). When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots of good, soil-less compost.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

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Slow but steady 2011-09-30

I had an olive tree that failed to survive last year’s harsh winter so I thought I would try to replace it from scratch. The seeds arrived very promptly. It states on the packet that they will take 1-4 months to germinate and that is certainly true – there were times when I wondered if I was just tending to some compost but after three and a half months I started to get some seedlings and by the end of the fourth month about a third of the packet had germinated. That’s not a great return but considering the prices of a plant I am satisfied. Certainly worth growing – just don’t expect a quick result!