It’s very different how an olive tree responds to a winter. This is partly due to the age of the tree and the health of the tree for the winter. Furthermore, it is of importance that the tree is protected during this cold period and / or sheltered, but the humidity of the soil also plays an important role. The rootball should never dry, but wet feet is out of the question.
Is leaf fall in winter normal?
After the winter leaf drop is not always possible to avoid, on condition that the boom sufficiently protected and is on time. (But not for too long). That may not be bad. Check in several places by putting a scratch in the branches or fresh to see green wood under the bark. This is the sign of life. The sheet that is affected will be (all) to lose weight. Good food and a nice spring will accelerate the recovery process. A manure package you can order quickly and easily through our web shop.!
Pruning can only do for the mold. However, any dead branches or points will be cut. But generally comes to the existing branches quickly new leaf.
I have cracks in the bark of my olive tree. What now?
Another common problem are cracks in the bark. The bark is then been wet in the winter. During the period of frost has gone off the moisture in the bark. You get vertical cracks in the bark. This need not be bad. The rest of the bark sap flow takes over. You can protect the wound by smearing him with Magnicur (this is a wound paste). Do this if the wound is completely dry and clean. The wound pasta prevents rotting and bacteria / fungi in the wound, and ensures that the wound is not bigger. You will find the wound paste also in the shop.
What if my olive tree has yellow leaves?
Make sure the tree is never too wet. Drainage should be possible, but the soil should obviously not dry out. In dry weather so give regular water. Yellow leaves with dark spots usually indicates wetness, a mold. A tool for this (a humidity sensor) can be found in the shop.