Fig Tree

Fig Tree May Be Dying

Anonymous added on May 12, 2011 | Answered

We bought our fig tree about 18 months ago. It is about 6 feet tall. Last year we got good figs. We live in northeast Houston. After this winter, the tree started to get leaves, but they have all fallen off, and it is completely bare. I am afraid that it may be dead or dying. It gets plenty of sun and water. What do you think is wrong, and is there anything you can suggest to help it?

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Answered on May 13, 2011

This winter was particularly cold for most of the U.S. It is possible that it simply got too cold or was caught in a late cold snap. If the stems are still alive, it will regrow its leaves. If the stems are dead, but the roots are alive, it will regrow from the root. This article will help:

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