Standards are a traditional and popular form of topiary where plants have clear straight stems and a ball on top like a lollypop. Oleas are a long lived slow growing evergreen tree, they 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.
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.
A symbol of peace and happiness the olive tree has been grown for centuries for its fruit, oil and timber. Olives are a perfect choice for Mediterranean, Coastal and low water gardens. Pair with other plants from our Aussie Mediterranean range such as Laurus ‘Flavour Master’ and Westringia ‘Jervis Gem’.
Standard heights may vary. Please see TRADE PRICE LIST for topiary specifications, TRADE CUSTOMERS please login for access.