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can a fig bush be trimmed back to within a foot of root ball

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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#1 Comment By bea On 02/21/2012 @ 3:53 pm

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

#2 Comment By Nikki On 02/22/2012 @ 10:09 am

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

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