Figs leaves yellowing - not flood hardy?

usatc(9B)July 21, 2014

We have a five year old fig (was in small pot 3 years) that while not growing aggressively, has been healthy. We've had enormous amounts of rain in Florida and it rained for about ten days straight, with a week of standing water along the figs drip line. For the last few days the leaves have been yellowing and dropping. Would it because of the excessive water? I thought figs were flood tolerant? Should I be worried? They started falling the final two days of rain and it has been dry ground for about five days. Thank you!!!

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bronxfigs

Yes.
They are not.
Probably not.
You're welcome.

This post was edited by BronxFigs on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 19:04

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 4:18PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

10 days straight is quite a long time to have the roots submerged.

its stressed, but it'll probably survive.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 3:57PM
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eboone_gw

If this wetness is a recurrent problem in your yard, consider replanting to a raised bed or mound during the dormant season to keep the roots drier.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 3:08PM
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