Hibernate olive trees – instructions and care mistakes

Olive trees are reminiscent of beautiful vacation days on the Mediterranean. There you will find huge olive plantations or olive groves, but also rustic solitary trees, ancient and of bizarre growth. In our Central European gardens, olive trees are still a rarity. On the other hand, they are often seen in planters. Cultivating an olive tree like this is not difficult. If,…

Cut the olive tree correctly – instructions and timing

Of course, you can let your olive tree grow as Mother Nature intended. Sooner or later you will regret this decision, because the Mediterranean shrub is growing too much for you. Then an olive tree bursts all dimensions, especially in its winter quarters, because planted in the garden it rarely survives in central European latitudes. If, in view…

Buy olive tree – tips for the purchase

Olive trees are beautiful and can grow to an awe-inspiring age, so acquiring an olive tree is an acquisition for life. Reason enough to get detailed information before you buy. Beware of cheap bargains Olive trees are occasionally offered for sale from all sorts of commercial sources. For example, large cash and carry markets offer magnificent, thick…

Harvest time of olives: when exactly are olives ready to be harvested?

It can take several years for an olive tree to bear fruit for the first time. The time window for the harvest varies depending on the location and the temperature and light conditions. In local regions, the best time for harvest is between April and June, although the exact time can be determined by the hobby gardener…

Olive tree gets brown leaf tips: this is how you react correctly

In many local gardens and in the tub on the balcony or terrace, there are now the Mediterranean olive trees, which are quite easy to care for and robust. However, incorrect care can always lead to the leaf tips turning brown. The causes must then be found quickly so that no major damage occurs. This can be the…

Olive tree – care instructions, pruning and wintering

Olive tree – care instructions, pruning and wintering

Most plant lovers from the Mediterranean region know olive trees. There the trees grow and thrive in large numbers and without any problems. The numerous fruits ripen in this warm, sunny climate. With us in Central Europe this is more difficult, but definitely possible. As a rule, we cultivate olive trees in pots or tubs. There are also specimens…