Collection: Olive Trees

Olive trees make an attractive addition to the garden with their silvery green foliage and a trunk that gradually becomes gnarled with age. They can be grown just for their beauty but with the right variety choice and a little care they can also provide fruit for snacking and for making oil. 

They are pot-friendly trees and look wonderful as a feature in a courtyard or garden and can also be espaliered. Many of our customers purchase olive trees to plant as a productive hedge, to create a unique screen for privacy or to separate spaces, and to disguise unattractive walls or buildings.

The 5 varieties of Olives that Fruit Tree Cottage stocks are known to be some of the most consistent and reliable fruiters in the South East Queensland climate: Arbequina, Arbosana, Del Morocco, Koroneiki and Manzanillo. 

Olives start green and then as they ripen they change to shades of deep purple and black. They are extremely versatile and once cured they can be used in many ways - snacking, tapenades, topping a pizza, on a cheese platter, thrown through a pasta dish, and in dips and sauces. Plus of course they produce a wonderful oil!

Olives respond well to pruning after completion of fruiting and most varieties can be kept comfortably to 2-3 metres high - though equally they can be left to attain their full height, which, depending on the variety is likely to be roughly 5-7 metres. With the right care and growing conditions olive trees can live for hundreds of years.

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  • Olive | Arbequina
    Olive | Arbequina
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  • Olive | Manzanillo
    Olive | Manzanillo
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  • Olive | Koroneiki
    Olive | Koroneiki
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  • Olive | Del Morocco
    Olive | Del Morocco
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  • Olive | Arbosana
    Olive | Arbosana
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