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Olive Bonsai Tree (12) - Olea Sylvestris

£85.00

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  • This nursery produced tree makes all of the wonderful characteristics of the wild olive available at a very cheap price.

  • Wild olives are much more robust and grow faster than cultivated types , also considerably more cold hardy and disease resistant.

  • This nice little olive has very dense ramification and a good nebari. A little wire and carving will dramatically improve the appearance and quality.

  • 12" tall above it's bonsai pot. 11" wide overall. 3" diameter nebari.

  • Planted in a Chinese glazed stoneware bonsai pot.

Olive Bonsai Tree (12) - Olea Sylvestris (TS2257)

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Olive Bonsai Tree (12) - 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.

Propagated from small leafed wild olive. This nursery produced tree makes all of the wonderful characteristics of the wild olive available at a very cheap price. Wild olives are much more robust and grow faster than cultivated types. They are also considerably more cold hardy and disease resistant.
This nice little olive has very dense ramification and a good nebari. A little wire and carving will dramatically improve the appearance and quality.

12" tall above it's bonsai pot. 11" wide overall. 3" diameter nebari.
Planted in a Chinese glazed stoneware bonsai pot.

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SKU TS2257