Large Olive Tree Specimen | COLLECTION ONLY
Item code: OTS15
Large Olive Tree Specimen
£ 5,000.00
Large Olive Specimen Tree. Approximately 150cm tall and planted in a plastic pot. COLLECTION ONLY
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The Wild Olive (Olea europaea) is a tree commonly found in Mediterranean countries. The wild olive is of interest as Bonsai as they develop tiny leaves, making them an ideal subject for bonsai.  The Olive as Bonsai tree is easy to care for and very strong so it is a suitable choice for use as Bonsai.

You can place the outside and in a sunny spot, this can help to reduce the size of the leaves. They must be protected during the winter if temperatures get too low. Preferably use a soil mix with good drainage.

Please Note: The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.

 
Care of Indoor Bonsai
Indoor Bonsai are not difficult to look after. One advantage to growing bonsai indoors is that many beginners like to keep their tree where they can see it.

What follows are some basic care suggestions. For more detailed instruction for various species please purchase The Bonsai Bible, by Peter Chan.

Location
The two main things your bonsai will need is light and water. So a bright airy room with lots of light is a good start. Direct sunlight is best in most cases, if possible. We suggest a window sill and away from any heat sources (central heating, radiator etc)

Temperature
Keep in a cool room -10-15°C is best for most indoor varieties (Elm, Ilex, Podocarpus, Citrus, Pepper, Olive, Pomegranate, Loropetalum, Buxus, Sageretia). These varieties do not like a room that's too warm. If the room is too warm, they dry out quickly and their leaves get weak and straggly.  The Elm can in fact be grown outdoors all year round as it is an indoor or outdoor bonsai.

10-15°C - Ideal for most Indoor bonsai
15-20°C - Ideal for Ficus, Jade, Serissa and Carmona

Watering
Watering is the key to keeping the bonsai alive. If you forget to water for a few days, the tree could suffer.
Keep soil damp at all times but not soggy as this can cause root rot. Spray the leaves occasionally to create humidity. Best way to test if the tree needs watering is to feel the soil, if it’s damp then no need to water.

Pruning Shoots
Prune new growth regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai.
If you don't prune often the tree will lose its shape and can become straggly.
Prune when the new shoots grow which is normally in Spring and Summer.

Pruning Roots or Re-potting 
Re-pot or root prune only when the tree gets pot bound. Usually every two or three years (this varies so check species).

Spring (Feb/March) is the best time for repotting your tree. You can prune enough roots off to make space for new soil if you need to.

Feeding
Feed once or twice a month during the growing season usually Spring- Summer (check species)
Use liquid or pellet fertiliser (always read the instructions on the packet)

Visit our FAQ page for more advice and check out our YouTube Channel for tutorials and information.


Bonsai Workshops and Classes run by Herons Bonsai
We have been running our bonsai classes and workshops at Herons for over thirty years where they have been the source of inspiration for many bonsai enthusiasts. The sessions are run by one of the Herons team and are held twice a month.
 
What is a Workshop?
All our workshops are hands on sessions for all abilities, ranging from beginner to advanced levels. You can learn any aspect of bonsai in this class. 

We are fully booked for the rest of 2021 we hope to resume in Spring 2022
Thank you for your interest in our workshops, we are hoping to release some dates for 2022 early next year.

We do have a waiting list that you are welcome to join by emailing sales@herons.co.uk letting us know how many places you are looking to book, please accompany this with your contact number, this means we can call if we get a late cancellation.

If you are looking for a 1-2-1 class with Peter Chan he can  normally offer a 2 hour time slot on a Monday or Tuesday morning starting at 11am finishing at 1pm. 

If you are interested and would like prices please email us at sales@herons.co.uk

* We do our best to get all orders out in a timely fashion and you will normally receive your goods within a few days. 

** Please note that we are only able to ship within the UK and are unable to send to EU countries or Ireland. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

UK Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usually dispatched within a day or two 600g-1kg £8
UK Orders placed before 12 midday are usuallly sent within a day or two 1-30kg £8
UK Saturday Delivery
Orders placed before 12 midday
1-30kg £12
UK Pallet Delivery
2-5 Working days
30-80kg £100 Min POA

 


UK Offshore Delivery


Delivery Options
 
Weight  Price (Inc. VAT)
UK Offshore 
 2-3 Working days
0-6000g £8
UK Offshore Standard Next Day
1-2 Working Days
600g-30kg £13
Scottish Highlands Two Day
2-3 Working days
1-30kg £20

 

EU Delivery (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)- Please check individual countries


- If you cannot be in when goods arrive, you can designate a safe place for the parcel to be left (you take full responsibility for this if you choose a safe place)

- All UK deliveries are sent out with either DPD or APC couriers. We cannot guaruntee next day delivery as this depends on weather and road conditions etc; - however 99% of deliveries are next day delivery once dispatched.

- We do not dispatch any orders on weekends, or bank holidays, this may increase the delivery time for up to 4 days.

- The delievry date you select cannot be guarunteed, we will do our best to deliver the order on that date, however sometimes this may not be the case.

- Our parcels are packed in strong double-walled cardboard boxes and sent by reputable couriers. 

- We do not deliver Sundays or Bank Holidays.

 Refunds & Returns Policy

- If you order online you are entitled to cancel your order within 7 working days of receipt of the goods, the goods must then be returned to us within 14 days and in the original condition.

- The cost of returning the goods will be borne by the customer and not by Herons. 

- If goods are received in a damaged condition you must state that on the delivery note and inform the nursery immediately. Please send a picture of the damaged item.

- Goods damaged in transit i.e. a smashed pot will either refunded or replaced.

- Please ensure that you have ordered the right items before accepting the terms and conditions of the transaction.
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EU deliveries may take longer, so please give us a call to confirm delivery if you don't receive your items.

Product Disclaimer

- Every care has been taken to ensure that all descriptions, measurements, colours and prices are correct.

- Measurements given are approximate. The sizes given for the trees are from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree. Though the size of the tree may change depending on the season and if we have have pruned. 

- While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of each individual tree, styles and shapes may vary.

- We try very hard to ensure that all items featured on this site are in stock or are available to order. However, discontinued or out of stock items may not be removed immediately.

- The picture is for guidance only. It is not generally possible to send the tree in the picture. We may need to send you one that's similar in terms of size, shape, pot and age. The appearance of the tree may vary depending on the season.