1. Bonsilot

    Help Rooting Olive Cuttings

    Yesterday I removed several thick cuttings from my European Olive because I'm removing a branch. I've potted them up in a mix of about 50/50 potting soil and pumice. The containers all have drainage holes in the bottom and sides. I trimmed much of the foliage, covered the major cuts with putty...
  2. G

    First Olive Bonsai - Olea Europaea Sylvestris

    Here's my first olive bonsai tree. I bought this yamadori tree from a bonsai garden and crafted in a training course. What are your thoughts?
  3. Bonsilot

    Air Layering Thick T-Intersection Olive Branch

    I'm looking for advice on how to best airlayer a large T shaped branch on a European Olive (see photos). Questions below. Any tips or info on how long it will likely take would be greatly appreciated too. Here's my current plan: Make cuts on the branch at the red lines shown in the photos...
  4. vancehanna

    Olive multi-trunk

    I got this little raft from Kathy Oyoung, Modesto Bonsai Club some time back( I traded her a nifty little Hanna tray style pot) and decided to plant this group this AM…. No wires yet, as it’s too fragile… in a few months when it is settled in some wiring and such! PS: Hanna pot..hah!
  5. H

    Olive Pruning Advice

    This is a young olive I grew from seed (yes, seed). I think it's like 4-5 years old. The trunk is a bit discolored, not sure why. Not sure if that renders it ugly for life. I recently pruned it and it's growing new leaves, but the pruning clearly hurt it, as there are some dead/dying leaves near...
  6. M

    Please help. Why is my Olive Bonsai Tree Dying?

    I recently purchased an olive bonsai tree for a great deal on Instagram from a small, unknown company. The tree was shipped bare-rooted with sand soil, so I repotted it in the largest bonsai pot I own with an inorganic mix of pumice and akadama. There is still some green under the bark, so there...
  7. LuZiKui

    Olive tree Landscape-adori

    My neighborhood has a path around it with landscaping that is maintained by the HOA. We have probably 50 olive trees lining the street into the neighborhood. When the olive trees fruit, the crows like to eat them, then they drop olive seeds all over the neighborhood. I was walking the path and...
  8. X

    How to ensure survival of Olive Stump

    The next-door neighbours had dug this 20-year-old olive out of their garden and threw it in the skip. I saw it and took it in. It is about 6in diameter at the base with some roots intact. It has no leaves on it as the top has been chopped off completely. I'm in UK and new to Bonsai. I have read...
  9. S

    Can I Bring This Olive Back From the Dead?

    Hi bonsai lovers, There’s a huge olive stump/growth at the base of a tree at work. I’ve never seen it with foliage and I’m wondering if it’s even alive. I’ve dug down a bit and found some old roots but there’s some rot on the trunk. Would it be possible to dig it up, saw it off, and get it to...
  10. shakotan710

    Olive #1

    Olive that was collected early Spring 2020 and had its first styling. Long term project, however, the base is beautiful! After collection (early March 2020) Growing season's growth, it's ready for some work! After selective pruning After wiring (more pruning was done to finalize my...
  11. Dorian Fourie

    Olive Bonsai - Shakan Style

    I have a friend who emigrated to New Zealand from South Africa in Nov 19. He asked me to take over his bonsai collection and one of the trees was this olive yamadori that he had dug out in the Eastern Cape. I wasn't too sure on which direction I would take it as the lower branch was really...
  12. Rivka

    Olive- Input on initial large cutbacks?

    I have a nice midsize olive that i got from a ladies yard last spring. potted it up with as little disturbance as I could, since she had already ripped it out and unceremoniously dumped it in the street, poor thing so now 6 months on, it seems content and growing, honestly took the whole move...
  13. rollwithak

    Olea - Olive - Advice/Guidance

    Hey All. Local bonsai club tipped us off to some nice 2 inch Olives at a local nursery. After going through the stock in 103 degree temps, this is the shrub I went with. That being said, I know this isn’t a perfect specimen and many of you would pass or not waste your time. Looking for some...
  14. ConorDash

    Olive Repoting

    I'd like some opinions on repoting an European Olive. I have the info, from a number of sources online, the why and when is fine by me.. best repoted in summer, during active growth and repoted as little as possible as they don't like it. What I am looking for is some people's experience of...
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  16. ConorDash

    Olive pale leaves

    Hello, Over winter my olive developed quite pale leaves, see pic. I think these leaves must have been present from last year but over winter it’s just slowly discoloured.. it’s currently getting good sun but as it’s an olive it won’t start actively growing till we are in to summer.. Is this...
  17. akhater

    [201x - ] Olive 1

    This is the oldest tree I still have alive. I've had it for the last 4 or 5 years & it is starting to put on "bark" but I never felt it has the "vigor" That should characterize olives not sure why It was repoted this year (3 few weeks ago) Tree today I love the tree and feel it has...
  18. Sn0W

    Nursery Olea Europaea

    I picked up this Olive from a local nursery, has a pretty cool twin trunk thinking I'll plant it out to thicken it up a bit over a couple of years then I should have a really nice tree.
  19. Ryan H

    Collected Olives

    Hey nuts, I got an email about a soon to be bulldozed olive tree nearby and had to go for it. Total cost of the Day was $32 spent on an ax and I’m pretty happy with what I was able to collect. Some pictures below more the olive album I posted. If all goes well, I will have 5 new olives to...
  20. Ryan H

    New olives

    Hey bn, Thought I'd share these new olive treees I bought at the last local bonsai group auction. Should be fun this coming fall and spring. There are three different trees in the pictures
  21. RileyJFDB13

    Sumo Olive

    Bought an olive for 15$ And ended it ended up being two seperate trees and this is one of them. Because of all of the branches in one area it created a natural swelling but it makes a nice sumo style olvie. I plan on makeing a dead wood feature out of the long portion for interest but...
  22. ConorDash

    Olive stump

    Hello, I'd like to introduce you to the his fella. I have some thoughts about the future for him, and few little questions but I thought I would just stick him on here first then see what people think. He was repotted less than a month ago, had some wiring done to him, most has now been...
  23. ConorDash

    Collection of New Trees

    Hello, I just wanted to dump in a load of pics of a few lovely trees that I picked up from BobbyLane. Thanks again to him :). There's a link to the whole album with multiple of each tree, but I will just post 1 pic of each on here, as to not take up too much space. These were all re-potted...
  24. backroadstraveler

    Shohin/Mame Small Leaf Olive For Sale

    I have listed this really nice and very healthy tree on ebay as an auction. Starting bid $250, with free USPS Priority Mail shipping. Just seeing if anyone here is interested. Check it out...
  25. Grant Hamby

    Shohin Olive

    Just wanted to start a thread to track this little guy's progress. This is my first olive. I got it today. I put a little wire on it and slipped it into a pond basket with zero root disturbance. I already like the basic size and structure of the tree, I'd just like to refine it. (I know my...
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