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Q.Planting a tea olive tree

Zone southeast georgia | kathie adamson added on September 9, 2019 | Answered

I live in southeast Georgia. What is the best time of year to plant a tea olive tree? and is there anything I can do to prepare the soil to assure the tree will get a good start?

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Answered on September 11, 2019

As long as you live within zone 8 or above, which you should be in Southeaster GA, then you can plant these in mid to late Spring, after any threat of cold weather. You can plant in early Autumn, but that can lead to a failed transplant if it gets too chilly too fast.

They are tolerant of many soil types, so it isn't really all that important, unless a soil test tells you that you are lacking in nutrients.

This article will help you care for these trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/osmanthus/tea-olive-cultivation.htm

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