The Ultimate Guide to Growing Olive Trees on Your Patio – Tips and Tricks for a Thriving Garden

Growing Olive Trees on Your Patio
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: October 23, 2023
  • Updated On: October 23, 2023

Adding olive trees to your patio is a way to bring a Mediterranean vibe to your area. The assorted patio trees at Gardeners Dream UK can not only serve as centrepieces but also yield delectable olives that can enhance various dishes in the kitchen.

With care and attention, you can successfully cultivate olive trees on your patio regardless of living in a cooler climate. 

Firstly it’s crucial to select the type of olive tree. Certain varieties are more suitable for certain climates and can endure frost and lower temperatures; even after making your choice make sure to plant the tree in soil or compost that drains well and find a location with some shelter.

Olive trees do not require feeding but you’ll need to prioritise and necessitate protection from winter frost. With enough care and attention your olive tree will and should very much be able to yield a plentiful harvest of delightful olives.

Ideal Conditions for Growing Olive Trees

Olive trees flourish in regions, with sunny and dry climates, necessitating conditions for successful growth. Here are a few optimal factors that allow for the nurturing of olive trees.


Olive trees naturally thrive in the Mediterranean region, which is characterised by and known as a dry climate. They are most comfortable in a Mediterranean climate that offers summers and mild, wet winters. Nonetheless with protection, against frost and cold winds olive trees can adapt to climates as well.


Olive trees thrive when they receive sunlight. It is important for them to have a minimum of six hours of sun exposure each day during the morning and early afternoon.


Olive trees have the ability to withstand a variety of temperatures. They thrive in conditions ranging from 12°C to 20°C (53°F, to 86°F).

However, olive trees do not fare well when exposed to temperatures exceeding 32°C (89°F) during May and June or temperatures surpassing 36°C (97°F). It seems that the upper limit for good progress of olive trees is about 40°C (104°F).

Sheltered Site

Olive trees are really able to shine and thrive when planted in a protected area that shields them from winds and frost that would do quite the damage.

You could even go ahead and plan a wall where they can soak up the sunlight as this will contribute to their overall well being and happiness.


To infuse your garden with a Mediterranean vibe consider incorporating olive trees onto your patio but keep in mind that it is better to select tree varieties that are well suited to the climate.

This pertains to the plantation site and don’t forget to take into account the environment they will inhabit. You’ll also want to employ drip irrigation methods, for watering and adopting cultivation techniques are important practices to follow.

Additionally proper pruning, fertilisation and pest control play a most role in nurturing olive trees and by following these guidelines you can confidently cultivate olives.

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.