very low hanging branches on young fig tree
I bought an Improved Celeste fig tree in early March from Just Fruits and Exotics. The tree is growing beautifully.. it has put on about 4-5 inches of growth and many large leaves. Anyway, the tree was in the perfectly pruned shape for the bush- type fig growth, but as the tree has put on more and more growth, two of the main branches have been leaning lower and lower. They are now about 3 inches off the ground, and nearly parallel to the ground.
What should I do about these? So far I have just let them thrive, but the leaves are almost resting on the ground. The branches are not leaning for lack of water.
Should I tie the branches up to a higher angle away from the ground or maybe wedge a rock between the ground and the branch to raise it up? If I tied them up to a higher angle, would they eventually grow in that angle without my support?