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Olea europaea a small tree grown for its fruit.

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Potted indoor olive tree with browned, curled, and dried leaves and branches. I need help. How to revive?

In November, I bought a 1.80m potted Olive Tree to keep inside my London flat. Pot diameter 20cm. Location By to a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window. Occasionally, I move it from the side of ...
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Can you plant olive trees in the garden if so how far apart do they need to be?

How far apart do you need to plant olive trees in the garden not in pots.
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Olive tree not flowering after pruning (2 years)

I have an olive tree that was beautiful, full of leaves and producing fruit. Well, my gardener thought it was a good idea to prune the tree 2 years ago. The leaves never came back, only at the bottom ...
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Can someone please help me identify this tree?

Contains no white substance in twigs or leaves. Flowers are small and come out in clusters.
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How & when should I prune this potted olive tree?

I've had this olive tree for over 3 years on my (south-east-facing) balcony in Munich, Germany. It's getting a bit 'wide' for my tastes, and I'd like to prune it to thicken the growth and encourage ...
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How to revive my olive tree :(?

I bought a 2m olive tree (see first picture) and got someone to repot and prune her. Unfortunately I think he didn’t do too great a job (second picture). Her leaves have lost their color and are brown,...
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Should I remove this tree?

A neighbour advised me that I should remove this central tree, or it would eventually kill the two olive trees on either side. Is he right? The olive trees are 5-6ft high and the taller tree is about ...
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Is this an olive tree?

I cut a dried out, seemingly dead olive tree to the stem last year. Over the last six or so weeks there's been new growth out of the stem. But is this an olive tree? The leaves don't look quite like ...
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Is it correct to space cuts when pruning?

I have been reading about how to prune grape vines and olive trees, and in multiple occasions it is recommended, when performing a cut, to leave a short collar from its base, (possibly in proportion ...
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Olive tree leaves are turning brown but stays on the branches

We transplanted a mature olive tree way back March and it's been adjusting well on the new location. But starting mid of July, at the peak of summer here in Qatar, the leaves of 1 big branch started ...
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What is wrong with the small olive tree?

Last year I bought a small olive tree. I kept it under the sun the whole summer taking it inside the room during colder nights. It was more bushier then but with some time the leaves started falling ...
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white stuff on olive tree leaves

I bought an olive tree a year ago and it is growing nicely since then. I keep it indoors in winter months, as the climate where I live would be too cold for it. In summer I move it to my balcony. ...
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Is a grow light sufficient for an indoor olive tree over the winter?

I have two small olive trees which I would like to grow indoors. Olive trees need a lot of light. Winter is coming and it will be fairly dark here, especially indoors. Will an ordinary grow light be ...
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My olive tree's leaves have dried out but bottom of trunk is sprouting. What should I do?

I bought an olive tree a few weeks ago. It had new growth and it looked healthy, although I think it was not held in direct sunlight, and when I bought it, it was standing outside - Northern ...
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How can I control scale insects on an indoor olive?

Earlier this year I moved into an apartment with an indoor garden: effectively a balcony that can be opened up in summer and closed off in winter on both the external and internal side. Unfortunately ...
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training branched-olive sapling

I need help finding the pruning and training techniques to have branched-olive (no central axis) produced from semi-hard cuttings instead of standard format. thanks
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How could I estimate the age of a natural olive europaea sylvestris bonsai?

Today I found two natural bonsai of olive europaea. I think that it is the sylvestris variety based on the fact that the distance between the leaves is very small. Also, the way the leaves are ...
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Can I get fruit from an olive tree in the UK?

Our local garden centre has some mature olive trees reduced substantially, but still by no means cheap. We're in a secluded spot in North East England; is getting fruit from an olive tree this far ...
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Train two branches together?

I have an olea europa that I bought at 3-4ft and allowed to grow as it wished. I've now pruned it quite heavily, and would like to train its 'leader' branch back to being more central: as it is, it ...
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Need Help Finding a Botija Olive Tree

For several years I have enjoyed the olives of a type of tree from Peru called a Botija olive tree. The olives are cured only by drying them, which seems to remove almost all the bitterness. They are ...
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Do olives need darkness? How much?

I understand (1, 2) that whether and how much time a plant needs to be in the dark depend on the type of plant. What's the answer for the olive? The reason I ask is that my city shines lights up on ...
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About how big will this olive tree grow?

It looks more like a bush now, but I'm wondering if it will grow into a tree?
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Why would one plant two olive trees right next to each other?

I just bought "an" olive tree and, to my surprise, it had two trunks that obviously belonged to two different plants planted right next to each other. Looking around the shop, this appears to be ...
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Should I prune this new olive tree?

I planted this tree a few months back and it's been growing rapidly in the summer sun here in Cyprus. We have average daytime temperatures of around 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) at this time of year, ...
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How to grow an olive tree?

I would like to grow a small olive tree in my balcony. Preferably I would not like my tree to grow larger than 2 meters tall and gives me nice organic olives. Length can also be controlled by the size ...
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What should I do to care for a small olive tree in the winter (South Wales)?

What should I do to care for an olive tree when it gets cold (here in the UK)? The tree is about 3 feet tall and I have access to a greenhouse (unheated).
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Increasing Olive Pollination

I have a Mission Olive tree, and I've read in several places that Sevillano and Ascolano will both increase fruit set as these 3 are good cross pollinators of each other. Unfortunately I cannot find ...
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How to get rid of Smilax aspera

I need to clean and restore an old olive plantation which was not cultivated for around 20 years and is now covered with weeds, bushes and spruce tree. I'm new to olive trees but have clean almost ...
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Is an olive tree frost resistant?

Is an olive tree frost resistant? I have a small olive tree 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 ...
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How I can persuade an olive tree to flower?

I have an olive tree that was a mail order gift about four years ago. Unusually for mail-order florist "living plant" deliveries, this one has survived more than a few months! It came with two olives ...
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