Now that you’ve learned a bit more about this fascinating plant, here’s some information on how to plant an olive tree in your very own garden.
So when should an olive tree be planted? In spring. With winter out of the way and the last frost done and dusted, spring is definitely the best time to plant an olive tree. Depending on the year and the region in question, the best period can range from the start of April to the end of May.
Choose your plant. In order to avoid the tricky, delicate process of growing from seed, we recommend that you buy a plant that is already 1.2 to 1.5 meters tall, with well-established branches measuring around 90 cm. You can find small olive trees easily at nurseries, gardening centers or online.
Prepare your hole. Once you’ve chosen your olive tree, it’s time to plant it. The first step is to dig a hole which matches the circumference of the pot, to ensure that there is enough space to accommodate all of the roots of the plant.