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Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name olive,jaitun,Olea europaea
Maximum Reachable Height 26 to 49 feet
Flower Colour The small, white, feathery flowers, with ten-cleft calyx and corolla, two stamens, and bifid stigma
Difficulty Level medium

Olive care

Sunlight Need full sun for fruit production and slight winter chill for the fruits to set.
Watering Olives hate wet feet--period.
Soil Can grow in nutrient-poor, but well-drained soils. Olives tolerate quite a wide range of pH, from 5 to 8.5, with about 6.5 being considered optimum.
Temperature Should not be planted where temperature falls below 5 degree C.
Fertilizer Olives require 40 to 100 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre yearly, an amount that can be supplied with legume cover crops or composted manure.

Olive uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Olive oil is used to prevent heart attack and stroke, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraine headache

Culinary Use:

  • In foods, olive oil is used as a cooking and salad oil

Frequently Asked Questions

What size planter for olive tree?

To grow Olive plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter having drainage holes.

How big do olive plants get?

The olive tree ranges in height from 3 to 12 meter or more with proper care and management.

Can you plant olive trees in the ground?

Yes, You can plant a Olive trees preferably in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Can you plant olive trees in pots?

Yes,You can plant olive trees preferably in pot. Consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field.

How do olive plants grow?

Olives can be propagated by seeds, cuttings or hardwood cuttings.Take terminal cuttings of 12-15 cm long having 3-4 nodes and these cuttings are planted in mist chamber. The cuttings will start rooting after 6-7 week after planting. Consider the following points to grow olive plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(October-November). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Do olive plants flower?

Yes, Olive plants flower during April-May months.

Where do olive plants grow?

You can plant Olive plants preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant - 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day preferably in morning. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Can you plant olive trees in clay soil?

Yes, olive trees grows in a wide variety of soil but loam and silt clay are best suited.

What is olive plant?

Olive is subtropical evergreen tree in Oleaceae family and known for its delicious edible fruit.

What does an olive plant look like?

The Olive tree ranges in height from 3 to 12 meter or more and has numerous branches. Its leaves are leathery and lanceolate shaped. whitish flowers are borne in loose clusters in the axils of the leaves.

Are olive trees acid loving plants?

No, Olive trees are not acid loving plants and it require pH range of 6.5 - 7.

When to prune olive plant?

Young non bearing trees can be pruned any time of the year if weather is clear and April-May month is best suited for pruning.

Are olive trees indoor plants?

No,Olive trees are outdoor plants and require more than 6 hours of direct bright light.

Can you plant olive tree cuttings?

Yes, Olives trees commercially propagated by cuttings or hardwood cuttings.

Why is my olive plant dying?

The reasons of dying olive plant 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of nutrient. 4.Disease and pest infestation.

Olive oil good for plants?

No,Olive oil is used for various purpose as edible oil,lamp fuel etc. but specifically for plants.

How to plant olive tree from seed?

Olives propagated by seeds, cuttings or hardwood cuttings but not feasible to grow from seeds.To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 4-5 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

When to plant olive seeds?

Growing Olives from seed is not feasible but if anyone want to grow plant from seed then September-October is best time.

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