Q: When is the best time to prune sweet olive shrubs? Mine are six feet tall and bloom in spring and fall. A: I’d do it after the spring flowering period. Tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans, blooms on twigs that grew in the last six to nine months. By pruning in spring, there’s plenty of time for new growth that will perfume the neighborhood in fall.
Jul 04, Shearing of Tea Olive can be performed any time of year, however, to avoid damaging new growth that emerges after pruning, I recommend ceasing pruning two months prior to the average first frost date in your area. Heavy pruning to reduce the size or to tree form your Tea Olive should be performed in late winter, while the plant is dormant. Most varieties of sweet olive should be pruned in early spring, before new growth begins.
Step 1 Prune to control shape and size in early spring.
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Remove the branches back to their point of origin and follow the natural shape of the tree. Tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans, blooms on twigs that grew in the last six to nine months.
By pruning in spring, there’s plenty of time for new growth that will perfume the neighborhood. Jan 06, So, for a 6-foot-tall sweet olive, remove the branches on the lower 3 feet of the plant. At 6 feet, it won't look like much of a tree, but it's a beginning.
As the years go by, you will gradually Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Sep 21, Fragrant tea olive, or sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans), can bloom off and on nearly year-round, so time pruning to follow peak bloom, which is fall through early winter in most cases. Nov 28, Sweet olive trees require very little pruning to thrive and keep their shape. If your tree becomes so thick with growth that it starts to look sloppy, simply prune out some of the density after the. Jun 13, Description: Sweet Olive, a large evergreen shrub or small tree, is capable of reaching 20 to 25 feet in height and width but is most often seen at 10 to 12 feet high with an 8-foot-spread.
Older plants grow as wide as tall and develop a vase shape with several main trunks typically originating close to.