Basically, follow mandatory steps, then use your creativity and imagination and shape the head.
Shaping the tree – Beginning with its fourth year after planting, prune your olive tree to open the canopy. For trees planted in a container (or non fruiting), now is the time to begin thinning your tree’s limbs and branches to create the desired shape.
Prune to remove dead, diseased or damaged limbs as needed. Select a large container that is at least inches wide and equally as deep. The olive tree will be pruned and kept small but the roots will still need room to grow with plenty of soil around them for nourishment.
Ceramic containers are good choice because they do not tend pruning olive tree in container hold water therefore olive trees will not tolerate soggy soil. Apr 14, Remove the olive tree from the container you purchased it in and gently shake off the soil from the roots. Once the previous soil has been removed, gently trim off any dead or dying roots. Plant into the new container, gently pack down the soil, and then water in stumppruning.barted Reading Time: 9 mins.
Jul 20, After a year, cut back the tips of the branches. It’ll prevent the plant from turning out to be messy. Be creative and trim back the plant according to the length you find will do best in the container. For productive fruiting, leave only three to five main branches stumppruning.bars: 1. Jul 20, Bring your container grown olive trees indoors before temperatures fall toward freezing.
Place them inside by a sunny window or under lights. Once temperatures warm back up in the spring, you can take your potted olive tree back outside where it can hang out all summer long.