Potted olive tree problem -winter

Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by tomatillotransfer, Jan 15, 2022.

  1. tomatillotransfer

    tomatillotransfer New Member

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    I'm new to gardening. I purchased an olive tree last summer and it was doing great until I brought it indoors (I'm in Ottawa). It's by a window facing SW.

    It's lost a lot of leaves and doesn't seem to "drink" much (if at all). The soil stays wet for a long time. It's in a terra cotta pot.
    I hope i didn't kill it.

    Any ideas what I should do?

    Thanks everyone.
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Vancouver BC Canada
    My olive tree is kept indoors year-round and it regularly looses a small number of its leaves . Growth naturally slows during the winter months but it still needs to be watered regularly but not nearly as much as other times of the year. It is currently producing a bit of new growth. As your tree is loosing "a lot" of leaves, I wonder if it might be shedding leaves that are more adapted to outdoor conditions. That may be the case if it is putting out healthy new growth and is able to maintain it.

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