how to protect olive tree in winter?

Breda Hesnan asked 13 years ago
A friend planted a mature olive tree last year in a fairly open space in a large garden in Co. Meath. It was nearly May before any new leaves appeared on branches. Any tips for preparing it for this winter please.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Moving it to Spain might be the best thing. Olives are not truly hardy even in mild coastal gardens and in the middle of the country, a severe frost will get it sooner or later. Try wrapping with bubble wrap or fleece on cold nights, or if in a pot bring it under cover.