Trees and shrubs

Bohemian olive tree: a beautiful shrub


The Bohemian olive tree is a beautiful shrub which takes its name from its resemblance to the olive tree.

Olivier de Bohème in summary:

Last name : Elaeagnus angustifolia
Family : Elaeagnaceae
Type : Shrub

Height
: 2 to 4 m
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Foliage
: Expired -Flowering : May to June

Ideal as a hedge or isolated, it is an easy to maintain and very decorative shrub.

Plantation of the Bohemian olive tree

It is best to plant it at theautumn but the Bohemian olive tree perfectly tolerates being planted throughout the year if purchased in a jar.

If you plant your Bohemian olive tree in winter or during summer, avoid periods of frost or hot weather.

  • The Bohemian olive tree likes sunny situations.
  • It is content with any type of soil but prefers well-drained soils.

In hedge, respect a minimum distance of one meter between each shrub.

  • In any case, prefer a well-drained soil and follow our planting advice.
  • Remember to water regularly the first year after planting.

Pruning the Bohemian olive tree

If you want to increase the number of branching and make it more dense, you can prune the shrub lightly during the first few years to about 1/3 of the shoots of the previous year.

The Bohemian olive tree can be pruned at early spring or in autumn.

The Bohemian olive is also very resistant to all forms of pruning, even if they are severe.

It can also be given a different shape, in a ball for example, without this hindering its development.

  • Follow our shrub pruning tips.

Good to know about the Bohemian olive tree

At once more resistant than the olive tree of Provence and very aesthetic with its golden or silver reflections, the Bohemian olive tree is making a comeback among the favorite plants of our gardens.

The Bohemian olive tree or Elaeagnus angustifolia is also an excellent shade tree and is ideal for building wild hedges.

In spring, you will enjoy a soft and discreet flowering, fragrant and melliferous, while in the fall appear yellow and silvery fruits, both edible for humans and very popular with birds.

Smart tip

The Bohemian olive tree does not appreciate the land too much wet.

Do not allow the shrub to stagnate in the water as it could perish.


Read also on shrubs:

Others hedge shrubs : Arbutus, eleagnus, privet, weigelia, cypress, camellia, photinia ...

  • You can also go green all year round and create an evergreen hedge.
  • Or, create a hedge that blooms with the seasons.
  • Attract birds by using berry shrubs.
  • Learn how to create a free hedge, the best defense against diseases and pests.

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