The idea is to show that the tree hasn’t grown a lot in the intervening 8 months because the repotting was stressful. Poseidon gave them the horse. Reply from . Hardiness. Do this in the autumn. I've misted it daily and, since last October, kept it in our conservatory which is heated at night. Prune the olive tree back so it stands less than 12 feet tall. The olive tree seedling roots must grow out into the native soil. Join Date: Jun 2012; Posts: 22; Share Tweet #2. Olive trees grown by seed, however, are unpredictable and the trees do not produce much fruit. Knowledge of how to take and care for these cuttings will help you to grow your own olive tree. If olive tree bonsai are properly cared for (sunny location, good air circulation, suitable substrate) there is hardly any pest infestation. 21-06-2012, 07:48 AM. Description. The girth 20-25cm . I've got to repot an olive tree. GF Tags: None. Olive trees (Olea europaea) have become trendy fashionable in the last few years as they are easy to look after and offer a touch of the Mediterranean in the garden.They are grown for their ornamental value as they will not often produce fruit at least in any significant quantity. A sunny balcony and the right climate are the essential things; that, and time. The root system of the Olive Tree is supporting and feeding the canopy of the Olive tree. Don’t have a garden? Take a pot that is one size bigger than the old one. Repot Black olive trees in late winter remembering to prune roots only moderately. Please follow our Planting Guide for full information on Olive tree care and planting. Create a 5-inch-high, 8-inch -ide ring of soil, 12 inches away from the tree and surrounding it. You will want to begin shaping your olive tree when it’s young, or about 2 years old, and then check it each year in the late spring or early summer for some maintenance pruning. This will make the job of transplanting more manageable. Repotting an Olive Tree 18-06-2012, 08:50 PM. The olive tree doesn’t need pruning (as do some other trees) to produce fruit (or, at least it doesn’t need pruning until it’s quite a seasoned tree). If you wish to grow your Olive tree in a pot, this can be done very successfully. If a bonsai tree is to be healthy it’s root system needs to be surrounded by a healthy well balanced mini eco-system of organisms, micro-organisms, bacteria and fungi all pulling together to do their part. Hi Polly, Your post is quite old now but for future reference why not try placing potted up common garden mint next to the potted olive tree or anywhere ants are plaguing you. Different climates can dramatically effect the exact date of repotting; repotting time in Florida will take place weeks before repotting in New York. Spread a 3-inch layer of mulch inside the ring, keeping it 2 inches from the tree's main stem. You need to be mindful that it will need extra care with watering and will require repotting every other year to keep the tree and roots fresh. Due to it's hardiness in nature, the olive tree … It is also undoubtedly wise to use only new, fresh Mediterranean soil for repotting. While olive trees are hardy down to -10°C, a frigid wind can be devastating to young olive trees. The olive tree was the sacred tree of goddess Athena and Athens, the capital of Greece, took its name from the goddess. Basic Olive Tree Care. I live in Derbyshire. Root Bound Potted Trees. This will prevent the plant from sitting in wet soil and developing root rot. When olive trees are left unpruned they grow quite large which makes it difficult to harvest the fruit. The olive tree is the oldest cultivated tree in existence and can live for thousands of years. An olive tree won’t respond well to brutal pruning, and because they are so slow growing they don’t require too much effort with the secateurs but any dead or awkward branches can be removed in late spring, at which time you should also thin out densely gathered branches to allow light into the centre of the tree. Repot container olive trees when the tree becomes rootbound. Josh is tidying up a tree that has been left unpruned for a number of years. Never give the tree a container that is more than 2 inches larger than the root ball. Olive trees grow slowly and generally require little pruning each year if they are healthy and well-maintained. Fill the new pot ¼ full with potting soil and water the soil until moist and any excess drains from the drainage holes.