Yamadori Wild Olive Bonsai Material
Olea sylvestris is a variable variety of olive tree native to Mediterranean regions. 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 providing they are not overy wet. 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 out of doors all year round. Olive bonsai also do very well planted in Pumice. If the soil is not ideal overwinter olives in a cold greenhouse where the growing media can be dried out to some extent. 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
Collected in sunny southern Spain, this powerful, elegant olive has been established for a couple of years. Now showing very strong growth. Naturally hollow with beautiful large areas of deadwood this tree has obviously survived a brush fire at some point. With some carving in the top and a little wire this will become an impressive bonsai. Will easily re-pot into a small bonsai pot next summer. A monster olive at a bargain basement price.
36" Tall above it's pot. 28" wide overall. 11" diameter nebari.
Planted in a plastic bonsai pot.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and crated U.K delivery* £695.00
*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.
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