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Zone 9b | Anonymous added on May 17, 2019 | Answered

I have a very young olive tree – maybe 12″ tall stalk with 8 leaves and no branches. Top is broken off. Do olives only grow from the top? Can it survive this damage?

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Answered on May 17, 2019

Your tree should actually be ok, since most pruning recommend opening up the tree.
An olive tree will recover from a heavy pruning. Pruning will stimulate and encourage the growth of new fruiting wood.


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