When To Plant A Tea Olive Tree?

Written by Ivy

Nov 22 2022

When To Plant A Tea Olive Tree?
What you need to know about when to plant a Tea Olive and how to grow a Tea Olive tree is outlined below.
When planted right and in the right spot Tea Olive Osmanthus, also called "sweet olive," are exceptionally easy to grow. In spite of this, some professional guidance can be very helpful.
Tea olive tree has thick green leaves and delicate and beautiful plant type. Tea olive flower is golden yellow and mainly blooms in autumn. Although the flowers are small, they have strong fragrance and fragrance. In the past, tea olive tree was a precious plant, but now it has been popularized in greening, with great planting and demand. So, when is tea olive tree best planted? Tea olive tree cultivation techniques? Let's have a look!

Suitable Time for Tea Olive Tree Planting

Tea olive tree is suitable for being planted in early spring or late autumn. It is recommended that you plant tea olive tree in early spring, because the overall temperature environment in early spring is about 11 ℃ to 20 ℃, so early spring is undoubtedly very suitable for the growth of tea olive tree.
In the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter, tea olive tree grows fastest in spring. It is called spring shoot. At that time, it will grow wildly. Sometimes it can grow 2cm high in one night (for seedlings). In winter, it is the dormancy period of tea olive tree. At this time, tea olive tree is basically not long. Generally speaking, it is suitable for pruning branches at this time.
Most tea olive seedlings have less vitality than tea olive tree, so they can only be transplanted in spring, because the survival rate of transplantation in other seasons is very low. In general, tea olive tree with strong vitality is basically suitable for transplanting in any other season as long as it is not transplanted in summer, and the survival rate can basically reach 100% (except for objective factors).
Therefore, we should seize this spring shoot period. We should plant tea olive seedlings before spring, that is, in the autumn or winter of the previous year, so that they can adapt to the new environment and take root again. When tea olive tree takes root, it will be better to take branches in spring. If we use spring to transplant, we may miss the spring shoot period. In addition, the temperature drops in autumn and the transpiration of tea olive tree seedlings decreases, which is conducive to repairing the injured roots during transplanting and allowing it to survive the winter safely.
The survival rate of tea olive seedlings transplanted in winter is relatively high as long as they are properly managed. Although it is cold in winter (it is not easy to plant in the North), tea olive seedlings grow slowly and will not sprout and branch after transplanting, tea olive seedlings are basically in dormancy in winter, and their response to the outside world and their own life needs are also low.
When To Plant A Tea Olive Tree

Cultivation Techniques of Tea Olive Tree

  • Soil Selection
Tea olive tree should be planted in acid soil with loose and strong air permeability. Seedling planting can be carried out in the seedling raising land or shed. For field planting, the plot shall be prepared in advance. After the plot is selected, the plot shall be prepared, a sufficient amount of organic fertilizer shall be applied, and then the plot shall be leveled.
  • Propagation Method
The propagation methods of tea olive tree include cutting, grafting, layering, etc. in the process of seedling cultivation, pay attention to water, fertilizer, light and other factors. After the seedling cultivation is completed, it can be planted in the field or potted. The seedlings are planted with soil balls, so that the survival rate is higher. They are watered in time after planting, do not expose to the sun in the slow seedling stage, and provide sufficient light in the growth stage.
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  • Management Technique

Water shall be thoroughly watered every time, but there shall be no ponding in the soil. Tea olive tree is afraid of waterlogging. Tea olive tree likes slightly acidic soil, so it is necessary to adjust the soil pH with the help of fertilization. Acid fertilizer can be applied appropriately to meet the growth needs of tea olive tree. Tea olive tree can spend the winter in the open. In spring, pay attention to pruning. The branches growing in one year are short, more than half of the branches are retained, and the branches growing in two years are retracted. During the growth period, the dry old branches, dense branches, pest branches, etc. are mainly cut off.

Where Should I Plant My Olive Tree?

Since olives are Mediterranean plants, they do best in environments that closely resemble the hot, dry climate of their natural habitat. Choose the sunniest and most sheltered spot available – a south-facing spot with a brick wall behind it will work well.

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