Fig Tree

Can a Fig Bush Be Trimmed Back to Within a Foot of Root Ball

lindaal added on February 21, 2012 | Answered

I have a fig plant that has grown tall with leaves on only the tips of the plant. . . 4 ft. I would like to cut it down and let it begin again. Is this a possible? How short should cuts be? Indoor plant.

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Answered on February 22, 2012

It is usually better to prune back the main branches of fig trees by 1/3 to 1/4.

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Answered on February 21, 2012

yes, you can cut back a fig to the ground almost. i wood recomend to leave at least a foot. i have seen them cut back every year. bea

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