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Olive trees

I have two Olive trees growing in large pots. They have grown a little taller over the last couple of years and we have moved them to larger pots.

My question is whether they should be pruned. Recently one of the local garden centres has had a couple of very a large pot grown specimens, with very thick trunks, on display which have been quite severely pruned. My trees, although getting higher are not really thickening up at the trunk. Would pruning change this?


  • Thank you for your answer on the Olive Trees.

    I have also found that although covering  the olive tree large pots over winter, and the trees been protected near the house They are starting to loose some leaves.

    Do you think that it is lack of water and feed for the leaf loss?

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Mine lose leaves every spring, I don't worry too much about it. They are in large pots.

    As for bushing out I give mine a very light trim to encourage side shoots to grow. Mine were untamed when bought a few years ago. Also give them a feed now of half strength tomato feed to give them a boost

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