Fig Tree

Fig Tree Not Growing After Winter

Anonymous added on May 6, 2011 | Answered

I have two fig trees that were bought last year. They were 3 and 5 feet tall, with good leaves/fruit. In fall the trees were transplanted into bigger pots and stored in my garage (live in Toronto).  I did water them once a month during the winter season and put them out last month in April. I did use fruit fertilizer sticks on both plants, but see that they show leaf buds but have not opened for days. The tree looks totally bare, the stems look brown, and the soil is watered with a wet look. My question is whether there is too little water or too much. Do I try to prune it? Please give me some idea as to what is wrong.

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Answered on May 7, 2011

It's hard to tell, as over watering usually results in yellow leaves. Without any foliage, it's more difficult to diagnose. Under watering usually results in dry, brown leaves. It could just be slow to start. Give it a couple more weeks. As long as the stems are alive, it should regrow.

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