The Olive Tree is a hugely popular tree here but we still think of it as a Mediterranean tree, which gives it a slightly exotic feel. With its stunning silver grey foliage and gnarled bark on its older specimens it creates real focal points in our usual darker green gardens. These beautiful trees come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, some are single stemmed with nice loose heads and some have more clipped forms with multiple stems others and large mature specimens with trunks that you would struggle to get your arms around with the quirkiest of foliage.
These half standard Tuscan Forms come in a 50L pot, with a stem of approximately 90-100cm and 12-14cm girth, overall height is approximately 2-2.5metres. Traditional Tuscan form Olive Trees have a slightly wilder, windswept head of foliage, giving each tree its own unique characteristics.
The heads are trimmed hard at a young age to create 3 shoots from the main trunk. After this first trim they are left to grow naturally in the Tuscan way, and are left like this so that the Olives are easier to pick.