Olive | Picual

Olive | Picual

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If you are looking to add an olive tree to your garden for its beauty then the Picual olive is a very good option to consider.

It has lovely spreading branches, beautiful foliage, grows well in pots and in small spaces and is unlikely to bear fruit in South East Queensland's climate.

Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.

Tree Specifications

Scientific Name
Olea Europaea 'Arbequina'
Fruiting Months
January, February, March, April (calendar)
Maximum Height
2 - 6 metres (can be comfortably kept to 2-3 metres with pruning)
Pot Size
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5 Litre
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25 Litre

Tree Options / Variations

We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.

Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.

Top Tips for Planting

  • Plant in a sunny protected position
  • Plant in well-drained soil

Top Tips for Growing

  • Olive trees benefit from an application of a nutritious all purpose fertiliser a couple of times a year
  • Consistent watering is required to maintain good moisture in the soil and not allow the fine roots to dry out - but be careful not to over water


Can I grow olives in a pot?

Olive trees grow well in a large pot and make an attractive ornamental tree. The smaller the pot size, the smaller the tree can grow and the fewer fruit will be produced

Can I grow Olive trees if I have clay in my soil?

Growing olive trees in soil where there is clay means that water cannot drain away freely and your tree may become susceptible to root rot. Its a good idea in this situation to create a large mound and plant your tree into this to offer better drainage. 

Delivery Information

Please contact us if you would like to discuss delivery options. There is a minimum order requirement of $65 and delivery charges apply. Alternatively, order online and come and collect from us. See our Collection and Delivery Policy (Shipping Policy) for more information.

Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!

How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?

For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.

Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.

Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.