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Olea europaea

Symbol of peace, source of culinary delights and curator of Mediterranean flavours... That’s the olive tree!  

Olive tree

Symbolism & fun facts


Partial shade to full sun


1 to 2 times per week


to -5°C



Here I am! Your very own baby olive tree. I hope you will take good care of me. Put me somewhere indoors with lots of light and give me a little water every other day.

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After 2 weeks

After 2 weeks of pampering, it is time for a larger pot! Preferably a pot of 2 litres or more with holes for drainage underneath (so I don’t ‘drown’).

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You can now put me outside. Put me in partial shade for a week or so, so I can acclimatise to the harsh sun. I can tolerate cold, but I need to take shelter in a cool place indoors if temperatures drop below -5°C.

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What you nurture will grow. I do my very best. Once I am twice the height of my pot, it is time for a larger home.

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Fertilising & temperature

In summer, I thrive outside in a sunny and warm spot. I get a little peckish when I develop new leaves and will be very grateful for a little extra plant food !


I need to take shelter in a cool place indoors when temperatures drop below -5°C.


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"At the time of writing, 2.5 years after my father received the olive tree, it is now in full bloom for the second time and has reached a height of 2.85 meters! We are deeply impressed and greatly amazed (along with our family and friends) at how quickly this olive tree is growing!" 


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