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£24.99  Phillyrea latifolia - 7.5Ltr  Unavailable to non UK mainland customers  


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Phillyrea latifolia - 7.5Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Fertile/moist/well-drained, Poor/dry
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
Picture By Giancarlo Dessì (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons


(Green olive tree)
Family Oleaceae
Originating from S. Europe, N. Africa

A dense, evergreen shrub or small tree with rich, dark green leaves, that shine in sunlight. Left to its own devices it makes a splendid, lumpy, architectural tree - like giant broccoli. With a little pruning it can be quite easily topiarized or cloud pruned. Cultivated in the UK since the 16th Century, this lovely tree is hardy and reasonably fast growing but for some reason inexplicably uncommon.
Grow in well-drained soil in sun.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 6m

Spread 6m
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