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Do olive trees need special soil?
Olives will live happily in acidic or alkaline soils, but they do not like conditions that become waterlogged. Therefore, free draining soil is essential. If your soil is sandy or lacking in nutrients, try adding a root growth stimulant or fertilizer after planting.
What soil or compost is best for olive trees?
We recommend mixing a good quality multi-purpose compost 50/50 with John Innes No. 3, or buy our ready mixed 'Multi Purpose with added John Innes'. Never over-pot your olive tree and always re-pot just to a slightly larger container.
Do olive trees need special compost?
Olives thrive on mineral- rich, well-drained soils. These do not contain a high proportion of organic matter, so it is best to avoid compost and well- rotted manure.
How do you repot an indoor olive tree?