zone 6 fig tree dead?
I think my fig tree is dead.
Should be easy to tell, right? I read on this forum that the fig trees die down to the ground when it's a cold snap. My neighbors fig tree came back just fine. Anyone else in zone 6 have a new fig tree? When should I expect to see anything from my twig?
The story behind this thing is my neighbor has one, I wanted one. Home Depot sells a "fig tree" (which doesn't tell me anything) so my neighbor agreed to get another one. I got it and figured he doesn't do anything to his fig and it's just fine so I'll just toss it in a hole and go. His fig tree came back just fine, mine looks like a dead stick in a hole. For reference, I'm just north of Valley Forge in PA, and the winter was so bad I couldn't find the bucket I tossed over my fig.
Now if I read this correctly - http://www.aces.edu/counties/StClair/files/NRFigPropagationGlover.pdf - if I want his fig tree, I merely wait until it's dormant, clip a branch and stick it in potting soil. Is it really that easy? Any other tips?