Olive trees require full sun. They thrive in bright, hot, dry areas, and are not well suited for growing in the shade. If your plant is kept in a pot, you have the advantage of it being portable, at least while it is small and light enough to move. You can try out setting the olive tree in different areas of your garden to see where it will benefit from the most light.
For olive trees planted directly in the ground, they do well in open orchard style areas where they won’t be shaded by nearby buildings or fences. Olive trees can also be grown indoors, especially if you live in a cold climate where the tree won’t survive during the winter. To grow your olive tree indoors, situate it in your brightest window or in a conservatory where it will enjoy at least 8 hours of light each day.
|WATERING||Drought-tolerant, but water often|