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Posted: Nov/11/2008 11:33 AM PST
Would someone please share how they care for their fig tree/shrub in winter in the mid Atlantic states. We have a couple of fig trees that are about 5-6 ft high and produce great tasting figs. My husband has been bending the trunks down to the ground and covering with soil and mulch. Now some of the trunks are not flexible enough to do that. A couple of years ago we wrapped them in burlap and filled the spaces with leaves. The trees survived but had been home to mice or who knows what over the winter and they gnawed a lot of the bark and wood. This is why we lost the older wood and now are back to needing some other method of winterization.
We are in Pa near Valley Forge and have heavy clay soil.