Fig Tree
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should fig bushes die back every winter

Zone piercing of North Carolina | bwluther added on May 4, 2015 | Answered

Our fig bushes die back every winter. They start fresh from the ground every spring. Is this normal?

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shelley
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Answered on May 5, 2015

That is normal for an unprotected fig tree in colder climates in the winter time. However, it is not ideal if you are looking to actually reap a fig harvest. There are things you can try to get your fig tree to successfully overwinter, which are discussed in the following article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-cold-protection.htm

For more information on the care of fig trees, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/how-to-grow-figs.htm

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