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I got bought a mini olive tree yesterday after eyeing them up for the last month or so. Its only 12inchs or so in height.

How quickly does these trees grow? I read somewhere that if grown in the right conditions that they can grow up to 3 feet a year. I find it quite hard to believe that my mini one will grow anywhere near as quick as that? I will probably keep in potted.




  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,049

    Where do you live?  That will affect it's rate of growth.

    Last edited: 20 December 2016 13:08:15

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    I'm on the coast in south Essex! Fairly warm summers and mild winters (generally)

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,248

    Mine lives outside in a pot by the south-facing wall of my house (in Leics) and started off about the same size.  After 5 years it is about 3ft tall now and puts on about 6" every year.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Torg22Torg22 Posts: 302

    Ahh that's good to know. Will be interesting to see how it gets on!

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