What's your question? Ask

Fig Tree

Q.prune figs

Zone mk7 7dg | websterweb60@sky.com added on October 30, 2016 | Answered

What month (now) is best pruning time (England)? It is very overgrown, taking up 2/3 of garden (has been plenty of figs though). Still has leaves on and lots of next year’s figs, but I need to prune it down. Is it ok to do so now (30 Oct)? If I wait, and prune in Dec., surely the frost will travel down pruned areas to main tree and kill it?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 30, 2016

Winter is the best time to prune figs, specifically February in England. The tree will be dormant during that time, and pruning will not cause frost damage.


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Fig Tree
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert