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Postby bbelcoma@aapt.net.au » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:45 pm

can I successfully grow olive trees in Tecoma in the Dandenongs, Victoria or is the climate too cold :oops:
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Postby gardenlen » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:30 am


they grow olive trees in south aus' and the trees do originate from the mediterranian area gets pretty cold in some of those areas i believe.

do research online for varieties and preffered growing conditions.

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Postby Luzy » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:30 pm

Hi John and Liz, and welcome - hope you have some fun sharing knowledge and experiences here at the forums.

While our Melbourne suburbia wouldn't be as cold as the Dandenongs, there are some beautiful, productive olive trees in front yards around here. Please take Len's advice on researching and finding the right varieties for your conditions (rather than picking one up because it's in front of you at the nursery or similar) as something suitable will ultimately be much more satisfying. :D
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Postby milt » Mon May 29, 2006 10:56 pm

So long as they get some good sun they should be ok, the olive trees in Greece survive the snow frost etc. But on the other hand they get a mild summer and spring and autumn which the trees love and thrive on.

Good luck and let us know how you go.

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Postby Pokie » Tue May 30, 2006 6:34 am

I am in Canberra and I have one HUGE one. I also agree with gardenlen - pick the right variety for your area! :D
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