Olea europaea - The olive tree for your own garden
Having your own garden is always considered something special. Of course, there are numerous ways to design your garden. Depending on your individual taste, you can choose from a variety of plants or patio plants.
With the type of planting alone, you lend a certain style to the planting. In the example of a small olive tree, the garden has a somewhat Mediterranean feel.
The Olea europaea as a pot plant
If you buy an olive tree, you have made a good choice. This type of topiary is considered a classic specimen plant. The small tree is perfect as a potted plant in a container or can also be buried in the soil without a container.
With regard to the cold season, you can easily protect the tree from frost. All that is needed is a tarpaulin or cover, which is tightly tied at the base of the trunk. Of course, you can also let your olive tree hibernate by finding a suitable place for it in the cellar. If possible, this should have some light (natural light). The recommended time for planting is actually throughout the year.
There is also little need to worry about pest infestation with an olive tree.
Basically, the plant with its Mediterranean character is considered very easy to care for.
Features of these patio plants:
With a trunk height of approx. 0.5 metres, the fully grown olive tree reaches around 80 cm. Its growth and crown have a rather bushy form.
Since it is native to the Mediterranean region, it longs for correspondingly sunny places.
You should avoid a possible stagnation and still give the olive tree some planting time in the beginning.
Its yellow/white flowers appear from April to June, but are rather discreet and inconspicuous. Its oval fruits can be eaten without hesitation.
The lanceolate foliage of the plant does not take on any autumn colour, and the tree looks very compact.
Alternatives around planting
You can be creative here. When you buy the olive tree, you can - in the course of this - also find out about suitable surrounding plants. Certain ground covers are particularly suitable for this purpose.
In the example of the blue fescue or the blue creeping juniper, the Olea europaea can be excellently complemented by those low patio plants.
This makes for a more relaxed environment, which is particularly enchanting.