Fig tree

Asked December 26, 2018, 5:02 PM EST

Hello, I have a potted fig tree on my back deck. I figured I could leave it there over winter, but now that there might be some frost in the near future I am starting to second guess. Do I need to wrap it or anything? I think it is a Negronne or Bordeaux fig. Supposed to be a good one for a container. Anyway, I am pretty curious if I should buy a cover for it. Also curious if I should prune it? It is pretty tall and lanky. Ok, thank you for the help!

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Here is information about fig tree care from other states that is relevant for this well. There is discussion about winterizing these plants and other relevant topics.
The following is a page on figs. Be sure to watch the video and click on the blog link within too: Here is more information on figs. Here is a good website with a publication on figs.

Figs are relatively problem free trees. The publications mentioned go into details on soil preparation, varieties, fertilization, and care for your fig varieties.