How to Grow Tea Olives From Cuttings

Known for its flowers that are fragrant, the tea olive tree is hardy in zones 8 to 10. Originally from Asia, it is now used in areas where winter temperatures don’t fall below 10 degrees. Its blossoms, with all the fragrance of apricot, a ripe peach, oranges or jasmine, can look many times a year, such as on a warm winter day.

Have a cutting early winter when growth has slowed. Cut at a 6- to 8-inch stem bit just above a leaf node, the place. Remove leaves in the bottom half of the stem. In rooting hormone dip the reduction that is fresh.

Fill a pot with an equal mixture of moisten and moss. Insert the leafless half of the cutting to the medium. Cover edge and pot using a plastic bag that is transparent, and fasten the bag. Keep the medium moist by adding water to the saucer.

Check for roots in the spring. Repot a cutting to potting soil, allowing the tree before planting it into its permanent garden place to grow stronger. Tea olives like full sunlight to partial shade and dirt that is well-drained, wealthy and acidic. Fertilize using a complete fertilizer containing nitrogen in the spring.

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