HELP! Have I killed my fig trees??
We moved into our home last summer in August, where the prior owners were avid gardeners. They left us with an abundance of lovely things, including 3 very mature fig trees. They are over 8-9 feet tall with large trunks (6-7 inches at base). They apparently had them there for many, many years and took clippings with them when they moved. The trees gave us a HUGE number of figs last season, more than we could harvest...HUNDREDS! (it was embarrassing actually).
We did NOTHING to winterize this last winter; no wrapping, garbage cans etc. We didn't know we might have to :(
Well, its already mid May and we see no growth on these trees at all. A large number of the smaller branches are brittle and just snap off. I scratched the bark in numerous locations (as suggested in another email) and see very little if any green underneath.
There are quite a number of sucker plants coming out of the bottom of the trunks and they DO have leaves on them.
Do I need to be concerned? Are these just late bloomers or did I do a bad thing by not winterizing? I would be heartily disappointed if I killed these