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EXCEPTIONAL Yamadori Olive Bonsai Tree


Quick Overview

  • Olea sylvestris is a small leaf variety of olive tree native to Mediterranean regions 

  • Collected in Sicily and entirely developed in the UK

  • A stunning yamadori tree ready for exhibition right out of the box

  • 30" tall above it's pot. 26" wide overall. 13" wide nebari

  • Planted in a hand made stoneware bonsai pot

EXCEPTIONAL Yamadori Olive Bonsai Tree

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Olive Yamadori Bonsai Tree - Olea Sylvestris.

Olea sylvestris is a small leaf variety of olive tree native to Mediterranean regions. It is prized for it's small leaf form and also it's vigorous growth and fast development. Olives are incredibly robust trees that are perfect for bonsai cultivation. They can be pruned, re-potted and worked with all the usual bonsai techniques and will not blink an eye providing the work is completed in SUMMER. Many people have concerns about the hardiness of olives. Having cultivated this species in the U.K for a number of years we can say with authority that olives are completely frost hardy to -10 Celsius. The significant factor that needs to be considered in the U.K is that of soil. Olives are extremely tolerant of dry conditions. Over the winter here the combination of cold and wet in the roots can cause a problem. Therefore it is essential to use a very open soil with a particle size of not less than 6mm. Using our No3 Bonsai Soil will ensure long term drainage and your olive trees will thrive. Re-pot every third year in summer whilst actively growing. Olives like plenty of sun and will thrive in a hot sheltered south facing corner. In summer water freely and feed heavily. In winter keeping the tree in a dry position protected from rain and the worst cold will help prevent fungal problems in the following season. Overwintering in a cold well ventilated greenhouse or conservatory is ideal.

To read more about Olives as bonsai see our article,

To read more about overwintering bonsai see our article.

We imported this olive from Sicily as a bare stump several years ago. Since that time it has developed into an outstanding bonsai tree in the care of it's current owner. Sadly the tree is now for sale due to ill health. The deadwood on this tree is 99% natural and untouched. The live veins are beautiful and have exceptional bark quality. The tree needs a little more branch development to be at it's best and once that is accomplished this is going to be in the top few olives in the country. As it stands today this tree will be welcomed at any exhibition you choose to enter. At this price olives do not get any better!

30" tall above it's pot. 26" wide overall. 13" wide nebari.
Planted in a nice hand made unglazed stoneware bonsai pot,

In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.

Price including secure packaging and crated U.K delivery* £2250.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).

Fast Safe Delivery to E.U countries see our shipping rates  as a guide and contact us for a shipping quote and further details. 

Not available for shipping outside the European Union. Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine.

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SKU TS2618