Also known as the ‘tree of eternity’, the olive tree has a truly ancient history. With thousands of years of evolution, the olive tree has adapted to cope with extreme conditions – drought, fire, poor soils and even very low temperatures for short periods, enabling the olive tree to live for many years.
Investing in a mature specimen olive tree gives immediate structure and solidity to even the most recently planted garden, meaning you don’t have to wait years to achieve a garden with a sense of history and character. Less is definitely more in a minimalist, pared-down garden where a single mature olive tree will make a bold statement and focal point. Lighting the trunk at night will add extra impact and 24-hour interest.