5 Olive Tree Seeds
Where to Plant Olive Tree Seeds
Adored for its elegant structure and poised blue green leaves, this tree will look amazing as a potted plant or a year-round tree in your yard. If you’re planting the Olive Tree seeds, whether it’s in a pot or in the ground, you should place it in an area that gets a full 6 to 8 hours of direct afternoon sunlight per day. If you’re going to grow this tree indoors, make sure that the leaves aren’t touching the window, because the sunlight will be intensified causing your leaves to burn.
The Koroneiki Greek Tree can thrive off of full sun or partial sun, making it the perfect plant if you have limited amount of sunlight.
How to Care for Olive Trees
When planting your Olive Tree seeds in a container, choose a pot that is twice the size of the growing pot so that the roots have room to get established and also has drainage holes at the bottom. Container-grown plants require more watering than those planted in the ground, so make sure that you water the soil until it is soaked leaving time in between for the soil to dry.
If you’re planting your tree in the ground, wait until the spring, April or May, so that it has the entire summer to get established into the ground before winter comes. Dig a hole that is two to three times wider and deeper than the container it was shipped in, so that those roots have enough room to get established. Water your tree about twice a week until the roots mature, and mulch the surface to help conserve the moisture.
As far as pruning goes, ensure that you remove dead, diseased or damaged branches year-round. Other than that, cuts made during the dormant season, after fruiting, should be fairly shallow and made at a 45-degree angle. Always ensure you're using clean, sterilized pruning shears to do your pruning.