Olive Grove Oundle | Olive Tree & Mediterranean Plant Specialists

How to Pick Your Olive Tree

Here at Olive Grove, we have the largest selection of Olive Trees for Sale in the UK. Ranging from new shrub like olives, to 10m tall giant ancient olive trees. If you are looking to add an olive tree to your garden, the chances are you have been doing a lot of research online. Buying olive trees online can be a bit of a daunting concept, especially if you are considering a gnarled olive tree. Here at Olive Grove Oundle, we aim to offer the best possible experience for buying olive trees in the uk. To help you, we have put together some tips on how to pick your olive tree.

How to Pick Your Olive Tree

1) Do your research

When buying olive trees, you need to know what you are looking for. The younger trees tent to have a straight trunk with smooth bark. They will normally have been pruned into a lollipop style or a pomp om cloud style. While the older trees, may have gnarled bark with unique lumps and bumps. With these, we try and add detailed pictures for you to make the right decision for you. However, if you want some more pictures, please let us know. You can either call us on 01832 275660 or email us at info@olivegroveoundle.co.uk. If your local, we also advise coming in to have a look in person.

2) Take your time

We have a huge range of Olive trees available with more trees arriving throughout the year. Take your time and ensure you choose your tree carefully. Many of our Olive Trees are exceptionally large, so are difficult to deliver. Depending on the size and your location, delivery may be costly. While we are happy to accept returns we will need to charge you for this.

3) Where will it go?

Depending on the size of tree you want, where you put your tree may be where you tree will stay for the rest of it’s life! Therefore, you need to take the time to consider where you want to put your tree. Although Olive Tress are very hardy, it should be placed in a sheltered location to offer some wind protection.

4) Do you have enough room?

If you have your own garden then you likely have plenty of room however, it is import that you factor in the changes over time. As your olive tree ages, the trunk will expand quit a lot. It will however grow slowly so there is no cause for alarm. Just take this into account when you plant your tree. It’s also worth keeping olive trees in pots so they are relatively easy to transfer into a larger pot. Moving an olive tree that has been planted in the ground can be very difficult.