Olea europaea Cloud

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A long lived slow growing evergreen tree, olives have attractive silver grey foliage and a gnarled grey trunk with age. Small white flowers are on show during spring, followed by green fruit which ripens to black in autumn. A cloud tree is a single plant with a series of cleared stems with balls (the clouds) on their ends, they are traditionally seen in Chinese and Japanese gardens but are now popular in many garden styles. Cloud trees are sure to make a statement and are a perfect feature tree. Please see TRADE PRICE LIST for current varieties, TRADE CUSTOMERS please login for access.


Olives require a full sun position and are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions including poor and rocky soils. Whilst drought tolerant, to ensure maximum fruit yield, it is important to water well during flower and fruit production, especially if growing in containers. Fertilise in autumn and spring.

Landscape Uses

Cloud trees are sure to wow viewers, their impressive form and structure make them the ideal feature tree. They are a perfect specimen for pots but also work well planted. Traditionally clipped for Chinese and Japanese style gardens cloud trees are now used in many different gardens styles including formal, modern and eclectic. Their clear trunks make space for lower under plantings such as grasses and groundcovers.


Cloud heights may vary. Please see TRADE PRICE LIST for topiary specifications, TRADE CUSTOMERS please login for access.