Olive Tree Care

Complementary Planting

Olive trees will do well under-planted with some Mediterranean shrubs and ground covers. Grass lawns generally need too much water for an olive tree, but there are some ground covers that pair well with olives. When planting under an olive tree consider water needs and harvest accessibility. Do not plant your favorite, delicate shrub that will be crushed while you are picking your olives.

Some good pairings include lavender, thyme, bunch grasses, oregano and bulbs.