I have 2 Chicago Hardy fig trees in pots. The leaves are falling off the trees. Is this normal? I am going to put them in my garage for the winter. Do they need to be covered and do I have to water them during the winter? Is the garage a good place to put them during the winter months?
Fig Tree Leaves Falling Off
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Figs are deciduous in areas that get winter. Most likely, they are losing their leaves for the same reason the other trees in your area are - shorter days. The garage is a great place for them, though if you get cold winters (temps regularly below 0 F), place them as close to the house as possible in the garage.
Over the winter, water them with a gallon of water in one go each once a month. Don't worry if the water drains out the bottom. The gallon is just to make sure there is enough water and not the exact amount they need.