'Olivia' the European Olive Tree - #336
This one-of-a-kind tree stands apart from the rest. What you see in the photos are what you get, and there will never be another one like it!
This Limited Edition of Olivia the European Olive Tree in our new Dosenbo Wood Fired Planter is a quiet beauty that exudes stillness. Its beauty lies in its tiny imperfections with its gritty textured particles and wood-fired finish. Ceramic Artist Shimizu Yoshiyuki created a stone-carved aesthetic with this planter collaboration.
I’m Olivia, the European Olive Tree. Since ancient times I’ve been a symbol of peace. My oblong leaves have a silvery sheen that help protect me from the harsh direct sun, and my trunk naturally twists when older. Just like my sunny habitat, I like full sun and tolerate warm locations. Keep me in temperatures above 50˚F all year, and away from heaters and air conditioners.
To water, submerge my pot up to the rim for 20 minutes. Do this about once every 5-7 days, and let me dry out a little between waterings. When it’s very hot, check my pot, as you may need to water me more frequently.
Symbolism: The olive branch is the symbol for peace. The practice of 'offering an olive branch' as a symbol of peace has been around since ancient roman times. Winners at the ancient Greek Olympics were crowned with an Olive wreath, it's the sacred tree of Goddess Athena and it was an olive branch that Noah's Dove carried in its mouth signifying the salvation of life on earth.
About the Planter:
This planter is hand-thrown and glazed by second generation potter Tatsuya Kato in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The silver and gold glaze of his planters were tested and developed exclusively for Dandy Farmer.
The Tsutsu shape of this planter is reminiscent of cylindrical Japanese tea bowls used during the winter season.
Pot Sizes (Diameter x Height x Opening Diameter)
(M) 4.5"D x 3 1/8"H x 4 3/8"O
Total Size: 9"W x 10.5"H
Exact dimensions and pattern vary slightly due to hand-made process.