Hi I have an olive tree planted outside and it is getting very 'leggy'. Should I prune it and if so how much and when?
Hi Sam - I've read somewhere that pruning is fine and best done around July -(of course it may have been an Australian site.... )
Many of the groves around the Med have trees 00's yrs old and they're pruned very hard.
Hi, it was quite a big bush until we had a puppy and was growing in the conservatory but it was pruned by the pup .
I have a veg plot and planted it in there a couple of years ago after the incident hoping it would recover and is now about thigh height.
I will leave it until Spring as suggested. Do they produce fruit in this country?
My Olive is outside facing south in a huge pot and it does flower and set (tiny) fruit.
Thank you for reminding me!!! I have an olive in a large planter in the garden - somewhat hidden in the middle of an island bed (don't ask!) We are finally on the move, so all my potted plants/cuttings are in a huddle on the patio - and I had forgotten all about the olive. Tomorrow I shall retrieve it, check the shape and overall health, and give it a light prune in the spring.
It was bought some years ago as a tiny plant at the Eden Project, and has done remarkably well since then.
Ummm, my olive tree is about 10" high at the moment. That means I have to get it in for the winter, as the winters are very hard here. I have a sheltered spot for it when it gets large enough to be transferred into the grounds. The question is when is the olive tree large enough to live permanently outside?
Hi Garden Viking, I would leave it indoors until the frost has passed next year but then again mine was a very sad chewed twig and is now thriving.