Sweet Olive

Bastrop, TX(Zone 8b)

Where to plant, morning sun, partial afternoon sun or sun. I've read different info everywhere I've looked. Of course I have lots of sunny locations. I'm in Bastrop County zone 8.
tia
Deb

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

I have it in all areas. The deer here will munch on it. I also need to feed it more. Did that yesterday and mulched it well. It will root from cuttings so you can try it in other areas once you get it started. Good luck. Margie, aka Queen of Dirtland

Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

I'm always hearing people waxing eloquently about how wonderful the Sweet Olive is. I have a few ideas where I'd like to put one, but how big does it get? How much room should I allow for it (around)?

Impish, I drive through Bastrop all the time, visiting my sister in Austin.

Bastrop, TX(Zone 8b)

I think they (2) are going in the sun. Even that area will be shady someday. We have had to move plenty of plants around and so far all have come through.

Maggiemoo, It won't be long and Hwy 71 will be great for those traveling on through. But what a mess it is now.
Deb

Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)


Oy!! Isn't that the truth!

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

maggiemoo, do real Texans say "Oy"? lol, lol;>)

Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

Well, I must confess that I was not born in Texas. I've certainly lived here long enough to call myself a Texican, but I do sometimes throw out these "foreign" things. :-)

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Hugs, and giggles

Angleton, TX(Zone 9a)

Sweet Olive needs to be out of our hot Texas afternoon sun. . . at least from 2pm on. I think they perform and look better. I did have one in all day sun and with regular watering, the sun and heat took it's toll on it. I have a sister that lives in Bastrop, so I know your temps get as hot as mine.

Bastrop, TX(Zone 8b)

Well alrighty then....the little darlings are staying in pots until we can decide what to do with them for sure. Probably end up placing them under the post oaks out back close to the 'casa del gato'. It took nearly 50 yrs before I finally got my 1st real playhouse. Actually, alittle further back and they would be at the edge of the PO's and catch all the morning sun. Course I'll need the binoculars to see them from the house. Sorry, just rambling ....& having a wee glass of wine.

Enjoy the weekend and thanks for all of your help.
deb

Conroe, TX(Zone 9a)

A wee glass of wIne and some rambling sounds just about the right thing for tonight... maybe even the weekend.

Two years ago, when I had nothing but dirt in my back yard and no money to do anything with it (I had just cut down all the pine trees- they kept falling or threatening to fall on my house), everything I had was in pots. The only good thing about that year was that I could keep moving everything around until I figured out the best locations for them

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

My sweet olives are planted under oak trees and receive a lot less light than they did when they were first planted. They used to receive morning sun and afternoon filtered shade. They have been blooming for at least a month which is quite early for them to do so.

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