Ficus Trees

How to Protect a Large Ficus From Freeze in South Alabama

slowgo added on November 1, 2011 | Answered

We have a 15 ft. ficus which lives in a pot on our patio. It has become so large that it is impossible to bring inside the house. We have been protecting it by shielding in a corner next to the house and putting up a tarp, which does not touch it. What is the lowest temp it can take without having to move it? Our zip is 36580.

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Answered on November 6, 2011

It really depends on the specific variety of ficus trees, but for the most part, they can only tolerate temps down to about 25F. If it gets colder than 25F where you live, you will need to try to see about bringing it in. This article will help you with that:

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