If the trees get too much water, the leaves may yellow and drop.
Apr 22, Extending an olive branch is easier when you have the tree in your own backyard, but if that’s not possible, a container will do just fine.
Perfect Plants has exactly what you need – Arbequina olive trees are heavy producers when mature and easy to grow, either in the ground or in a large patio container. These statuesque beauties thrive in Mediterranean climates where sun is plentiful and Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Aug 16, The most common reason is related to watering.
For instance, if the olive tree is overwatered, the soil is waterlogged and aeration is subsequently deprived. As a result, the olive tree root system will deteriorate or rot and leaves will turn yellow and dry up. Then, eventually will start dropping. An overabundance of moisture may cause the flowers to drop and reduce fruit yield, and while irrigation can be managed easily, rainfall may influence this aspect of olive production.
In general, olives may be grown where winter temperatures do not drop below 12°F; however, green fruits may be damaged at about 28°F, although ripe fruit will withstand somewhat lower temperatures. I bought a small (maybe 10in tall) olive tree a month ago, and now there is lots of new growth but as the leaves unfurl they dry up and fall off. It gets at least 4 hours of direct sunlight (through the window) and bright light the rest of the day. The plant is in a little four inch pot with a fast.