How to Grow Olives

By on November 30, 2012

Olive trees are beautiful, long-lived and an excellent addition to water-wise edible landscaping. In this video, Tricia will show you how to grow an olive tree in your own backyard!

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You make look so easy, nice job.  Can I grow olive trees in western New York?  Springville NY, 22 miles south of Buffalo?  Do you sell the bare root stock and when is the best time to buy and plant fruit trees here?  Thank you, awesome web site

Posted by mike livecche on Dec. 07, 2012 at 9:30:40 PM

Mike, Sorry about the olives, but you are in USDA zone 5a and that’s just too cold for them. Lots of bare root fruit trees would do fine with you though! Buy bare root fruit trees now and “heel them in” until the ground is no longer frozen. Check the side bar in Fruit Trees to sort for trees that thrive in zone 5 and see all our fruit tree info in one place at Fruit Tree Central Happy to hear you like our site!

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:46:00 PM


Hi! Planning to plant my olive tree and pollinator tree in Austin, TX. How close should I plant theses trees to each other?
Thanks! Great video!

Posted by Jordan on Oct. 25, 2016 at 4:12:21 PM

Jordan, you don’t need to plant them right next to each other, just close enough that the pollinators will visit all of the trees.

Posted by Suzanne at on Oct. 26, 2016 at 11:04:49 AM

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