How To Create Bonsai Tree From Collected Material: The Olive Tree Styling (Olea Europaea)

In episode 06 we’re going within the box and we’re doing the first replace of an olive tree (olea europaea) we accrued 2 years in the past from a buddies yard!

Olea is a genus of about 20 species within the circle of relatives Oleaceae, local to heat temperate and tropical areas of southern Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. They are evergreen timber and shrubs, with small, reverse, complete leaves. The fruit is named a drupe. There are actually loads of cultivars of olive tree. Much like apples, timber with other fruit traits were evolved over loads of years. The species could be very variable and no two tree ever appear to be fairly the similar.

Olea sylvestris, the wild-olive, has been thought to be via quite a lot of botanists a sound species and a subspecies of the cultivated olive tree, Olea europea, which is a tree of a couple of origins that used to be domesticated, it now seems, at quite a lot of puts all over the fourth and 3rd millennia BCE, in alternatives drawn from various native populations. The wild-olive (Ancient Greek kotinos), which historical Greeks prominent from the cultivated olive tree, used to be used to model the olive wreath awarded victors on the historical Olympic video games. The historical and sacred wild-olive tree of Olympia stood close to the Temple of Zeus, patron of the video games.

Formal upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, Cascade, Semi-cascade, Rock-over-root, Clasped-to-rock, Twin-trunk, Clump, Straight Line, Group planting, Saikei


Full solar in summer time, much less in wintry weather. Requires 1000 Lux as an indoor plant. Leaves can face up to temperatures all the way down to 43F; the roots dislike freezing temperatures, even though survival at temperatures all the way down to 25F has been reported. Considered to be hardy in zone 9. The olive can also be effectively grown as an indoor plant, however it’s best to stay it open air in the summertime, and must be saved underneath 64F in wintry weather. To inspire fruiting, the plant must be saved for a number of weeks with nightly temperatures of 35F and day by day temperatures of 60F.

Water completely, however stay quite dry. Reduce watering in wintry weather. The olive get pleasure from day by day misting.

Every two weeks from spring to autumn. Do no longer fertilize for 3 months after repotting. Use liquid bonsai fertilizer or half-strength normal goal plant Food. It can get pleasure from an addition of pulverized natural fertilizer in mid-spring.

Leaf and Branch Pruning:
Olive have a troublesome popularity when it come to department pruning. If pruning is performed all over spring and grown season. Resultant enlargement across the reduce can also be lively. The absolute best time to prune for tree form is all over fall. In younger timber prune smaller again to the closing two or 3 whorls. Do no longer prune if temperature fall underneath 10C. Stem pruning and pinching encourages smaller leaves and shorter internodes. With older timber pinch when department remains to be green or is sort of violaceous getting rid of closing couple of leaves.

Re-potting & Growing Medium:
Repot each 2-3 years in spring, as buds sprout. Trim about 1/3 of the basis ball, and take away a proportional selection of the outdated leaves. If extra drastic root pruning is wanted, entire defoliation is suggested. Repot in free-draining, quite calciferous soil.

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9 thoughts on “How To Create Bonsai Tree From Collected Material: The Olive Tree Styling (Olea Europaea)”

  1. Great job, I was wondering if the first branch should be wired and bent downward to make it look more like a natural bend of the limb? I ask because I don't know. Anyway, it still looks great. Thanks for sharing this video. Phil👍

  2. Το έκανες πολύ ωραίο,και θεωρώ οτι πρέπει να σκεφτείς αρκετά ποια θα είναι η μπροστά όψη,έχεις 2-3 επιλογές…


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