Wild Olive Bonsai Tree
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. 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 Mix will ensure long term drainage and your olive trees will thrive out of doors all year round. 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.
To read more about Olives as bonsai see our article
We sold this bonsai tree a few years back and it recently came back to us in PX. Originally collected in Sicily this had it's own bit of magic right from the start. It's now developing into an impressive bonsai tree with it's amazing trunk, deadwood and mature branch structure. At this price you would normally be buying untrained raw material. This olive can be easily refined and improved or you can just enjoy as it is.
23" tall overall. 23" wide overall. 14" diameter nebari.
Planted in an unglazed stoneware bonsai pot. *SORRY BUT THE POT IS NOT GUARANTEED IN SHIPPING DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE TREE. HOWEVER WE WILL GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ENSURE IT SHOULD SURVIVE THE JOURNEY.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £785.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
- Additional Information