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Olive tree pruning

Hiya , I was wondering if anyone had some advice on how to encourage my potted olive tree which is about 6ft tall to grow more side branches from the main stem, it’s seems to just keep getting bushier on top and I’d like it to have a more rounded shape . Many thanks 😊 

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 5,948
    *Bump*  :)
  • Shereene267Shereene267 Posts: 4
    Thank you AnniD ! 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,690
    Once they get to that size, the only way to encourage more branching lower down is to prune back the lower branches or even all the top growth right back to where it is more sparse, which is drastic. Pot grown Olives tend to be far slower growing. Hard to advise without seeing a photo.
  • Shereene267Shereene267 Posts: 4

  • Shereene267Shereene267 Posts: 4
    Hard to make out because of the tree behind , thanks borderline . Maybe some harder pruning is the answer , Would now be the right time of year ? 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,690
    Yes, it's best to correct it now if you want to make it more into a rounder shape. Now is a good time to do it, and the top sections need at least half removed to start closing the gap 
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