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Any advice why our Olive tree is losing leaves on one side only? One side is full of foliage but the other side is losing a lot of leaves and does not looks as full in comparison (although the remaining leaves still look healthy and there is new growth). It’s been like this for a couple of years now. It is in the ground and not in a pot. Any tips and advice would be most welcome!


  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,969
    edited 24 April
    Hi @LK:-)

    It certainly looks healthy.  It certainly looks lop sided too!!  So.  I suggest when you prune next ....  in February or March or April 2023, I would even it up and give it a nice even aspect.  You could lop off some of the inner branches which will give the tree some breathing space.  Like this:  
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,280
    Is one side more shaded than the other?
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LK:-)LK:-) Posts: 3
    edited 24 April
    punkdoc said:
    Is one side more shaded than the other?
    @punkdoc It’s in the middle of the garden with plenty of light (no shade). The garden is south facing - the side losing the leaves faces east. The leaves seem to be coming off in the middle of the tree with lots of new growth on the outside.
  • LK:-)LK:-) Posts: 3
    @tui34 thank you for your advice much appreciated :)
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