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There are quite a few varieties of olive trees available for the home landscape. Olive trees are a member of the ficus family of trees. Olive trees make a landscape statement while providing tasty fruit that's perfect for eating fresh, pressed into amazing olive oils, preserved, used in salads and much, much more.
Planting Tips & Care for container grown olive trees:
Plant your olive trees in a rich planting soil with an organic mix of compost or manure. If you plant them in a plastic container, make sure to drill a drainage hole on the bottom. Most clay pots come with the drainage hole but most plastic ones do not. Water them weekly the first year. Water only when the soil is dry after the first year.
Fertilizing in spring is best for most olive trees and there are special fertilizers available online and at some hardware stores.
Pruning is not recommended for most dwarf and semi-dwarf olive trees. If you need to prune for height to allow it to be indoors in winter, do so after harvesting all the ripened fruit but before it starts to flower again. If your tree is bushy, you can remove some of the lower branches to keep it more in a tree form. Just keep in mind more pruning could mean less fruit next season.