The Shady Lady black olive tree has tiny leaves and crooked stems. It naturally looks like a bonsai. It grows in layers.
These trees grow in unique and different ways for each tree. After they grow out of being “young” they may start to grow a little unusually. They grow into an irregular shape, with tops or shoots going out in all directions. Their unique growth will pay off as the tree matures to form a beautiful, well-shaped crown. It has tiny yellow flowers in spring.
The Shady Lady Black Olive Tree is not a huge tree, so it works great in a medium sized yard. If you have a larger yard they look great planted in a row. Since it is considered to be salt-tolerant it is perfect for coastal properties.
Shady Lady Black Olive Tree Specs
The black olive tree is a medium grower that can grow to be 30 feet in height. They love full to part sun. You should wear gloves when handling since the branches have little spines.
Shady Lady Black Olive Tree Care
You should use some compost and top soil when you plant. To promote strength allow the lower branches to stay when the tree is young. When it gets a little older, you can remove some of the lower branches. The Shady Lady creates very little if any noticeable mess. They like regular watering, but with time to dry out between waterings. Fertilize 3 times a year with a good granular fertilizer.
Shady Lady Black Olive Tree Spacing
Keep them about 15′ from the house. You can plant them about 6′-7′ from walks and drives allowing room at the base for foot traffic.
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