My fig bushes are very slow to put out leaves and some of the small limbs have turned black. What can I do about this? Should I just cut off all the black areas?
Black Limbs on Fig Bushes
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It sounds like your fig has sooty mold. This is normally caused by pests, so getting rid of the pests is key to treating the fungus. I would recommend treating the fig with neem oil, as this will take care of the pests as well as the fungus. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm