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Q.How Can I Keep My Outdoor Ficus Tree From Creating Berries And Dropping Leaves?

Zone 85379 | katcress44 added on July 13, 2023 | Answered

Dropping leaves is the biggest problem because it’s near my pool. I live in Arizona and it never really cools down. The tree does not appear to have insects but a lot of little berries all year round would like to stop the shed of both or at least lower the amount of shedding that is natural. Thank you.

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Answered on July 13, 2023

Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to get the berries to stop. Also, leaf drop is normal and unavoidable. It can be minimized by keeping the environment the same, all of the time, which is impossible outdoors.

If you are noticing any other symptoms, such as browning or leaf rotting, then it could be fungal issues, as well.

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