Olive Trees
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Olive tree shoots from the roots

Zone Huntingdon, UK | Wicked_mum added on July 28, 2018 | Answered

I have a weeping olive tree which has started to produce new growth but from the roots. The tree is looking a little worse for wear and I intend to improve the soil etc but need to know whether or not to cut these shoots off. Any thoughts?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 28, 2018

Yes, these suckers should be cut off. They will take from the nutrients of the top of the tree. It will produce less of these as the condition of the main tree improves.

This article will help you on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/olive/olive-tree-care-information.htm

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