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Swan Hill Olives trees should be pruned and shaped only when necessary, once or twice per year, in late summer and late winter.
Start cleaning out from the interior by removing dead, shaded, crossing, or marginally leafed branches. Tip prune limbs only to force growth into empty areas and to maintain symmetry and fullness. Best practices: prune olive trees in spring or in early summer after the tree begins to open its flower buds.
(TIP: Pruning an olive tree while it’s blooming allows you to assess the probable crop before you trim.) Shaping the tree – Beginning with its fourth year after planting, prune your olive tree. Size Carefully pruned, multiple trunk Swan Hill olive trees usually reach a mature height of 30 feet by feet wide.
Under ideal conditions they can easily grow to 35 foot tall by 30 wide in years following planting (depending upon the original box size and climate in the area the tree is planted).Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins.
Plan on minor early structural pruning to establish desired long-term form as either a multi or single trunk tree. Major pruning is best done in winter. Minor pruning can be done any time. Suckers (small sprouts) will grow from the base of the tree, which should Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Olea europaea 'Swan Hill'. Swan Hill Olive. This low-fruiting olive tree has slender, greyish-green foliage with a silvery underside. It is a relatively slow grower which responds well to pruning. If left unpruned, it can grow as tall as it does wide. Bark is pale grey in colour and although this variety does produce white flowers in spring Common Name: Swan Hill Olive.