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East of Eden Plants design gardens, plantscapes, courtyards, sun terraces and superior patios with plants from around the world. We are experts in creating themed designs from climate zones including desert, Mediterranean, tropical, sub-tropical and mountain regions from every continent, creating stunning exterior and interior designs. We sell our hand-picked design quality plants, including olive trees, separately for your own designs in our shop.

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Ancient and Young Olive Trees - suppliers in the UK - all sizes

Our olive trees and Mediterranean planting designs have been used at Kew and Chelsea Flower Show.

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Olive Trees - General Growing Instructions

Olives are evergreen trees and olive gardens make a superb all-year-round garden statement of peace and prosperity.

As garden designers and suppliers of olive trees in the UK, you can buy from us every size of olive tree plants from starter to trunk sizes over 1 metre in diameter. Ancient olive trees.

Olive trees grow well in sub-tropical and temperate areas with an optimum temperature range of 5-25°C. They need long, hot summers for the fruits to ripen fully, followed by winter temperatures that are low enough to meet the chilling requirement of the specific cultivar. Although mature trees are remarkably frost tolerant, down to -12°C, young olive plants are not fully hardy. So to be completely safe container grown plants can be placed outdoors in the summer and brought into a cold greenhouse or conservatory for winter protection. You can buy mature olive trees from us to make a great olive garden.
Other mature trees

Small olive trees 70cm rootball £285
We supply olive trees available for immediate delivery from small garden sizes - to plants with trunks over 1.5 metres wide. So, give a 'peace' message ~ or make peace with a classic olive tree in your garden.

Olive Trees - Pots and compost

Olive trees grow and fruit well in terracotta pots. An olive garden can be terrace-based as well as grown on a large or small plot! For pots, they are best grown in well drained pots with loam-based compost, such as John Innes No 3 adding grit for good drainage, and crock at the base of the pot. Raise pots on feet for free drainage in wet seasons. It is recommended to start off with smaller pots, gradually repotting until you reach the largest size. If your plants get too large to move there are some great pot movers now on the market. We use lightweight large pots.

Site and Planting
Olive trees are happy in a wide range of soils, although low to medium fertility is preferable. Olive gardens with soils that are very fertile are likely to result in excessive vegetative growth. We find that the establishing of newly planted olives is enhanced by the use of a Mediterranean mycorrhizal mix, such as ‘the Friendly Fungi' produced by Rootgrow. The use of a soil conditioner also helps provides good results. Both products are particularly helpful to prevent the compost in pot planted olive trees from going sour.


The olive branch - universal symbol of peace and prosperity

The olive branch - symbol of peace and prosperity

Water olive trees regularly during dry periods, particularly for the first two to three years after planting. Mulching with organic material is also beneficial. Keep the planting area free of weeds, for a truly magnificent olive garden.


Flowering and Fruiting
olive trees produce a very insignificant cream flower. To flower and fruit successfully olives need at least two months of temperatures below 10°C in winter. However for best results avoid prolonged cold weather below 7.5°C or winter temperatures above 15.5°C as both can prevent successful fruit production.
Most cultivars are self-fertile, but pollinators may be necessary to increase fruit yield in cooler climates. olive trees are pollinated by insects and also by wind; high humidity levels inhibit pollination.


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Olive trees for sale

Choose ancient olive trees for an evergreen, peaceful garden


~Design my Mediterranean olive garden for me~


£1700 for this 1.3m girth olive tree

Ancient or young -Olive gardens are places of tranquility and repose.

Medium olive trees for £445

1.1 -1.3m girth olive trees available for £1,280 Specimens over 100 years old.

70-80cm rootball range - olive trees  £785

Routine care
Top-dress with slow release fertiliser, or any general fertiliser with medium to high levels of nitrogen, at a yearly rate of about 0.5-kg per tree, applied in two or three doses when the trees are in active growth. Applications of potassium and, possibly, boron supplements may be necessary on some soils. Apply a liquid feed every three to four weeks. Re-apply a soil conditioner every 12 months to produce optimum growth and fruiting.

Small olive trees Now reduced ! from £48-135

Chelsea Flower Show 2007 - olive tree

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Our design team's use of an olive tree centrepiece to set the scene at the Malt and Hops in Taunton - click to see the garden slideshow

olive trees in designs


Olive trees in  terracotta pots

The Olive tree symbolises the essence of the Mediterranean landscape. It is an elegant, evergreen tree which makes an excellent specimen plant for a sunny courtyard in a terracotta pot or planted in a Mediterranean style olive garden.

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Invest in medium size olive trees and watch you olive garden (slowly) grow ~ or buy large specimen ancient olive trees for maximum instant Mediterranean impact. No other transformation with plants works quite like it.

Let us design with olives - and create a complete Mediterranean garden for you

Yes, please design my new Mediterranean olive garden for me

Pruning and Training
Prune newly planted olive trees by re-moving the leading shoot when it is about 1.5m tall; select 3 to 5 strong laterals to provide the basic branch structure. Subsequent pruning consists of removing older branches to encourage the growth of new shoots, since fruits are produced on one-year-old wood mostly at the edges of the tree canopy.

olive trees - for true all year round colour
Mediterranean colour - leaves turn from pale green to verdigris (oxidised copper and bronze)

Come home to an olive tree welcome - and be at peace - 70 cm rootball £445

Understated grandeur
Without doubt, the olive tree garden is the perfect way to harmonise a Mediterranean welcome to your home.

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Order your olive trees and garden creations by phone or email - we supply olive trees delivered to your door


Latest additions to the
Olive Trees Range

Specimens below are over 100 years old. Please contact us for details.

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Ancient Olive Trees for Sale


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