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Olive tree

Hi All

i planted an olive tree 3 years back and although the tree looks healthy it hasn’t grown an inch. 

Any ideas?

thanks
Al

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  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    That’s weird - have you got a photo?
    They are very slow growing, but a bit of growth in three gears I’d expect!
    Would be good to see where it is situated and what size pot you have too.
    😊
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    Years, even 😁
  • Al 2Al 2 Posts: 16
    Sure, I’ll send in the morning but it’s planted in the ground. 
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    Ok 👍🏻 
  • Al 2Al 2 Posts: 16
    Hope this helps
  • Al 2Al 2 Posts: 16

  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,307
    I can't even tell where the olive is...
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    The site looks a bit open to me so suspect it needs a bit of shelter from cold winds, which won't make it happy.  Try planting some shrubs behind and to the sides of it to help with that, about 2m away.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Al 2Al 2 Posts: 16
    Thanks Bob
  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 31
    I had one similar to this, it just sat for three years or so, I think they tend to put down roots first for a while. Then when they're settled in they really get going, mine is now over 8 feet high and producing olives!
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