Ficus Outside?

annakathleen(5mo)October 12, 2012

Hello. I am looking for advice on Ficus Benjamina. In the spring we procured two large beautiful trees in pots. They are approximately 7-8' tall. Have done very well outside on the north side of the house next to our hot tub. Being as big as they are there is no way these guys can come inside. Just won't work. Will they survive the southeast Ga winter? Will they lose their leaves until spring? Is there something I can do to protect them outside until warmer weather? I know it's not real close to freeze time, but I would like to have a game plan for that first frost warning! Thanks!

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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

This species is not hardy here. Not very likely even in southern Georgia. They can be very tempermental about changing conditions. I had a big one for a number of years and it was always dropping leaves. If it got accustomed to a spot and I moved it at all, it was sure to drop leaves in protest. I read that it could be cut back to make it more manageable, but after I did, it was never the same. Finally it died. When its right it is very nice.

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