How Often To Water Olive Tree

If you’ve ever owned an olive tree, you know how finicky they can be. If the weather conditions aren’t just right, or if there are too many hours of sun in the summer or not enough rain during winter, the plant will suffer. Fortunately for us all, there are a few things we can do to make sure our olives are healthy and thriving. One of those is watering them at the right times so that they don’t get too much water or too little—which would kill them both ways!

In this blog post, I’ll discuss when to water your olive tree and what kind of water you should use. Once you’re done reading this post, you’ll be on your way to having a flourishing garden full of delicious fruit-bearing trees!

How Often Should You Water Olive Tree?

Olive trees need to be watered daily, especially in hot weather. Watering olive trees is easy and can be done with a hose or sprinkler, or you can use a watering can.

You should water your tree for about 15 minutes each day, depending on the weather (more in summer than winter).

What Is The Best Time To Water Olive Tree?

Watering olive trees is a vital part of their care, as they need water to grow and flourish. It’s important to know when to water olive trees, so you can schedule your watering accordingly.

There are several factors that play into the best time for watering an olive tree:

  • The weather — Olive trees require plenty of moisture during the summer months, but more moderate amounts in winter
  • The size of your tree — Smaller trees will need less water than larger ones, so be sure not to overwater them!

Some people choose to water their olive tree at night because it allows them more time between watering days; others prefer morning showers because they believe this helps prevent diseases from developing on leaves and bark.

How Much Water Does Olive Tree Need?

The amount of water your olive tree needs depends on the weather conditions. When it’s hot and dry, you’ll need to provide more water than when it’s cool and humid. The same goes for soil type: sandy soils are typically drier than loamy ones, so you may need to water more frequently if you live in a desert environment.

The amount of fruit your tree produces is also related to the amount of water it gets—the more water, the better fruit production will be; conversely, less watering results in fewer olives on each branch (but don’t worry; this doesn’t mean they’re not edible). If you only want leaves without any fruit, then obviously that means much less maintenance!

How To Tell When Your Olive Tree Needs Water

Olive tree needs water often to keep them healthy and produce fruits. If your olive tree isn’t bearing any fruits, your tree may lack water. Below are some of the signs your olive tree needs water:

  • Soil should be damp to the touch, but not pooling.
  • Leaves should have a slight sheen and feel slightly moist, but never limp or wet.
  • Check for signs of pests or disease on the plant’s foliage, as well as leaf wilting or discoloration (browning).

If you see any of these things happening to your olive tree, then it’s safe to say that your olive tree needs water!

How to Water Olive Tree

To water the tree, you should use a watering can that has a long spout. If you don’t have one, try using the hose of your washing machine or bathtub drain pipe. Hold your watering can at an angle and water deeply and thoroughly, so that the soil is saturated with moisture.

It is important to avoid “puddling” or flooding as this will cause root damage to your olive tree. Water early in the morning so that leaves are dry by nightfall; otherwise, they may become infected with fungus diseases like black rot which can kill trees outright (or lead to poor yields).

You should water deeply enough so that all roots receive plenty of moisture but not excessively like puddling!

How Long Can Olive Tree Go Without Being Watered?

While olive trees can go without water for up to two weeks, if you let them dehydrate for too long, it can kill the tree. The leaves will start to wilt and turn yellow.

If this happens, you’ll have to wait years before your olive tree grows back!


Olive trees are very resilient plants, able to survive in a variety of climates and soil types. They also do well indoors if you have limited space or just want to grow some fresh olives from your own tree. As long as you have enough light and water available for your tree it shouldn’t be too difficult to grow one indoors.