Devilwood Osmanthus americanus foliage.
Jul 04, Light pruning of Tea Olive to remove a stray or damaged branch can be performed any time of year. Shearing of Tea Olive can be performed any time of year, however, to avoid damaging new growth that emerges after pruning, I recommend ceasing pruning two months prior to the average first frost date in your area.
Sep 21, Fragrant tea olive, or sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans), can bloom off and on nearly year-round, so time pruning to follow peak bloom, which is fall through early winter in most cases. Tea olives generally develop a strong, treelike structure with branches off one to three trunks without much help, so it's fine to skip an annual pruning if your plant is lush and a suitable size. Cut off any broken, dead or diseased foliage or branches from the tea olive, regardless of the time of year.
Make the cut with hand pruners 1/4 to 1/2 inch above a lower branch junction, pair of leaves or dormant buds. Step 2 Trim back branch tips in late winter or early spring to shape the tea olive shrub.
May 25, If you are wondering when to prune olive trees, it is between winter’s end and flowering. You can prune olive trees in spring or in early summer once the tree begins to open its flower buds. Pruning an olive tree while it is in bloom allows you to assess the probable crop before you trim. Lot more interesting detail can be read here.
Jun 15, You can prune olive trees in spring or in early summer once the tree begins to open its flower buds. Pruning an olive tree while it is in bloom allows you to assess the probable crop before you trim. Always wait to trim until the rains of winter are done, since pruning opens entry points for water-borne disease to enter the tree.
Jun 15, To minimize the damage to your olive tree, prune it only once a year in the late spring or early summer. The ideal time is to prune it before it's about to begin its new growth for the year.
If your location starts getting warmer around late spring, then that's the best time for you to prune your olive tree. The New Southern Living Garden Book describes the stats of the evergreen shrub this way,"Long a favorite of Southern gardeners, [tea olive is] broad, dense, compact. Grows at a moderate rate to 15 feet tall and feet wide, though older plants may reach 30 feet tall and feet wide." The plants' foliage is very attractive, with glossy.
May 19, Occasional pruning may be needed to create a single-trunk erect specimen. There are few plants that will bloom almost every day throughout the year. The Texas Olive is among those few exceptions. Many specimens in the Rio Grande Valley take a rare bloom break. This might be that great plant providing the illusion of snow.
After a windy day or a long awaited rain, the ground beneath the Texas Olive.