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 and 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 – such a stunning individual tree so do check with us on the shape or size that you are looking for or if you are not sure we can send you images of the individual specimens.
What is Olive Quick Decline Syndrome? And should I be concerned ?
Olive Quick Decline Syndrome is a disease caused by a bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa.
The bacterium invades and multiplies within the plants xylem vessels, which transport water and nutrients from roots to shoots and leaves. The bacteria block these vessels, impairing water uptake in the plants.The disease causes withering and desiccation (extreme dryness) of terminal shoots, which then expand to the rest of canopy, causing the tree to collapse and die.
All our trees are guaranteed and tested prior to leaving Italy for the disease and we have certification to show each tree is free from the bacteria before we accept any Olive or Palm Tree.