Arbequina Olive Tree


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Every day I turn it as you have mentioned. So get sticks for all limbs and they will straighten?
They will straighten but maybe not perfectly. The good thing about this is that you can train the limbs like you want. Be gentle doing this. Don't try to make them straight all at once. Do it gradually and give the plant as much sunlight as possible. The limbs and leaves are reaching for the sun. Have you fertilized the tree lately?
 
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No, not yet. I was going to fertilize this weekend. How come you do not recommend all at once. Also how long would you guestimate it would take to straighten a limb? Once straight, how long would you keep the stick there?
 
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No, not yet. I was going to fertilize this weekend. How come you do not recommend all at once. Also how long would you guestimate it would take to straighten a limb? Once straight, how long would you keep the stick there?
Because doing it all at once can be very stressful especially since you dug up the entire root system. I would guestimate about a month to straighten and another month to keep the sticks in place. If, after you remove the sticks it wants to resume its old shape just put the sticks back on for another month. It will straighten out sooner or later.
 
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As an update to my plant, i wanted to say that is doing well. Limbs have straightened, and i have some new leaf and branch growth. It is indoors now because of the cold. I did want to ask if i should remove the new sprouts that are coming up through the soil. I have attached a picture, please let me know what i should do, if anything.
 

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As an update to my plant, i wanted to say that is doing well. Limbs have straightened, and i have some new leaf and branch growth. It is indoors now because of the cold. I did want to ask if i should remove the new sprouts that are coming up through the soil. I have attached a picture, please let me know what i should do, if anything.
If you want a tree snip off the shoots. If you want a bush leave them.
 
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I did something similar with a fig tree. Thinned out the branches and kept new branches from forming for a while by snipping them off as soon as they appeared. In only a year I was able to get it happily growing and it produced wonderful figs that year.
 
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One more question... Noticed that over the past few weeks a decent amount of leaves have fallen off. Is this normal? It is the fall season but the plant has been inside for a little over a month... And not sure if this is normal for a Olive tree that is indoors for the colder months. Please advise.

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One more question... Noticed that over the past few weeks a decent amount of leaves have fallen off. Is this normal? It is the fall season but the plant has been inside for a little over a month... And not sure if this is normal for a Olive tree that is indoors for the colder months. Please advise.

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It MAY not be normal but think of the stress the plant has been under. One good thing however; When leaves drop from a tree it is MUCH better for them to fall off of the tree than to be dead and not fall off.
 

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