planting olive trees - Knowledgebase Question

Casa Blanca, CA (Zone 8B)
Question by pfadtmail
October 16, 2005
What spacing should I have when I transplant some olive trees from containers into the ground?


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Answer from NGA
October 16, 2005

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Olive trees grow to about 25' wide at maturity so you'll want to plant your trees at least 25' apart. It's okay for the canopies to grow into one another if you want to plant them closer, but you'll need to do a little creative pruning as the branches grow into one another (removing crossing and rubbing branches to maintain health).

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