Olive Tree

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mrs bouquet

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Olive Tree
« on: August 05, 2018, 17:02 »
I have one Tree in my garden, which is very large.  It never has any fruit though.

But my question is, I have another one still in its growing container.  It is about 5ft high.  I would like to cut it down to just above the trunk division, (there are new shoots) and try to grow it in a planter.  Do you think this is worth a try, and what type and size planter should I use.  I would like to stand it near the big tree.  Thanks, Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Olive Tree
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 09:50 »
I missed this post first time round somehow  ???

My olive tree is about the same height and I keep it there with the top pruned into a large lollipop shape.  It is a plastic container pretending to be a large half barrel in a mix of John Innes no. 2 and multi-purpose (75/25).  Its gets chicken manure pellets as a top dressing and fed whenever I feed the tomatoes.

Olives are very hardy, but I would leave cutting the top completely out until next spring.  If you cut it hard now, you risk it dying back over winter.  Maybe cut back halfway and do the rest next year, if you can do that and not prune back to bare branches.

Olives are happy in pots and mine is a nice feature.  It does fruit, but tends to run out of summer.  Its looking a bit shaggy at the moment after a summer of growth, but will get a haircut soon  :)

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Re: Olive Tree
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 17:26 »
Thanks for that advice, that's what I shall do.  Who knows maybe I shall get some Olives next year :) Mrs Bouquet



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