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Q.Healthy Olive Tree?

Zone 98105 | Anonymous added on August 8, 2021 | Answered

We have two potted olive trees that we purchased a few years ago because they were advertised as being “hardy” and that we wouldn’t have to do anything for the wet Seattle winters. It’s always looked a bit sgraggly and sparse and the branches seem thin. I’m curious if it is healthy or if this is how it’s “supposed” to look.

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Answered on August 25, 2021

They look like they are struggling. Even if they are hardy, keeping them in containers lowers their winter hardiness. I would bring them inside for the winter or plant them in the ground. Here are more care tips:


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