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i are been given an Olea Europaea which is about five feet tall, it is in a pot. I live in the North West and don’t have a greenhouse. Would the plant survive if the pot was placed in a shed which has three windows or am I better placing it in a sheltered part of the garden with fleece/ bubble wrap around the pot?

Thank you


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,120

    Sheds , like unheated greenhouses , can get bitingly cold during winter . Olives can withstand about -5C for short periods , especially if on the dry side .

    Your shed would certainly protect from freezing winds , which can be a killer ; save having to fleece too !

    Your call !image

  • KeltisKeltis Posts: 32

    Thanks Paul. I'll bear that in mind. 

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,439

    I live in Southern England and this is how I protect my olive tree in winter. Mr Redwing made the box out of an old crate and I stuffed it full of insulation.  When frost is forecast I put some over the top as well.  The wall is SE facing.

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    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • KeltisKeltis Posts: 32

    Thanks Redwing that certainly is a good option, out with saw and stews!

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