No Mediterranean Garden would be complete without an Olive tree. Slow, but long-lasting, Olives form a small open, multi-trunked tree. Needing good drainage and full sun there are many different varieties available. Seedless varieties, such as ‘Swan Hill’ or ‘Tolleys upright’ should be used in areas where Olives are an environmental weed.
Trees 7 metres +
Moist temperate with hot summers,
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers