Just got your first olive tree? Congratulations. But now it’s happily sunning itself in your garden, you might be wondering what to plant nearby to keep it company. We’re here to help with this handy guide, offering recommendations for complementary plants that’ll keep your olive happy. Let’s get started.
Planting directly around the tree
If you’re looking for plants to position right next to your olive tree or beneath its branches, you might want to consider species that’ll help ward off harmful insects. One of the most popular choices that offers this benefit is the petunia, an attractive and colourful plant that’s easy to get hold of and simple to grow. Not only do they look the part, but they’ll help protect your prized tree from unwanted pests – a win-win.
Another way to keep pests at bay is to encourage larger, plant-friendly insects that eat them! Planting dill or fennel around your tree, for example, will invite the likes of ladybirds and lacewings, which will then eat the aphids that are attacking your tree.
Herb plants complement olive trees well, as they have similar care needs. Lavender is one of the most popular choices, adored by many for its exquisite colour and distinctive aroma.
Elsewhere in your garden
What about the remainder of your garden? If you’re after some other attractive plants to give your space a cohesive feel, you might want to consider specimen plants like the photinia, yucca and bonsai tree. We have a range of gorgeous plants in stock and ready to go here at Olive Grove Oundle, including those varieties and many more.
Buy specimen plants online
For a stunning selection of specimen plants to complement your olive tree, explore our site today. We even have a number of potted specimen plants in stock, available for delivery nationwide. Order yours online today!