Planting Tea Olives

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tsh1773, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. tsh1773

    tsh1773 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    Customer wants 21 Tea Olives planted. I mostly mow, edge, trim, mulch, prune but I want to use the job as a learning experience. I don't know how big these trees are but I gotta think small seeing that she's buying 21 of them. I'm wondering what type of fertilizer I should put in the holes when they are planted. Any advice for tree planting would be great. Oh by the way, the area has been marked for utilities.
     
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    Do a google search on that plant for some good info. I have a customer that has about 10 tea olives planted along a privacy fence. Very nice plant and the are already about 6' tall with about a 3' spread. I think about 6' spacing would be good (don't really know) and no fert at planting. Water, water, water....Plant shallow and wide and mulch to retain moister.
     

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