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Is an olive tree frost resistant? I have a small olive treet planted in a flower pot.

There are small flies that put their larvae into the soil. Usually they are gone when the flower is outside for several days. But it's currently getting colder every night.

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Olive trees prefer hot weather, but may stay outdoors as long as the temperature doesn't dip below 14F.

I plan on getting an Arbequina olive tree and I know those are fairly frost resistant.

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Yes, olive trees are frost resistant, but do not like it to get too low. Try planting it in a tub and moving it indoors to a sunny window if too low of a temperature is expected. Try not to water too much during cold periods because the plant slows down and can't handle as much.

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It is planted in a tub and it's outside period is just to eliminate the larvae. –  PVitt Nov 16 '11 at 15:15
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