Indoor Olive Tree
I have an indoor 7ft olive tree planted into a large pot a few months ago. The upper branches are fine but the lower ones are losing their leaves. It appears that the new green growth shrivels up, turns brown and falls off. I give it a few kites of water once a week and it sits under a dome roof with plenty of light. Any ideas what I am doing wrong or do they just regularly lose their leaves?
Apparently, not a new problem.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
I think you're right Jo. I'd have it outside in all but the hardest weather - as long as the potting medium is gritty and free-draining, and it's not watered in the winter they're fine outside in a sheltered spot.
They can cope with cold as long as their roots are not wet.
I would bubble-wrap the pot for the winter.
Definitely better outside. Ditto Dove.
They are not indoor plants.
for the fag ends of the aristocracy.