Tea Olives (bare Looking)
I'm helping a neighbor whose got some Tea Olives planted all around her house. Problem where having is all the growth seems to be towards the top of the tree, leaving the bottom so barren you can see through the plant. Where wanting to get a much more full shrub. So if we have to lose a couple of seasons of growth, and might even have to deal with it looking horrible for a few months, that's ok. As long as we get the desired full shrub.
I'm thinking where gonna need to to cut it back to the older established branches, about half way to a third down from the top. We cut them back last year, but the bottom never filled back in. There is some growth in the bottom but it's so shaded it's barely growing and not filling in. Here is a picture included, and I appreciate any help, suggestions, or knowledge given in advance! Thanks a million!!!