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Figs leaves yellowing - not flood hardy?

Posted by usatc 9 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 12:04

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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RE: Figs leaves yellowing - not flood hardy?

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

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

RE: Figs leaves yellowing - not flood hardy?

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

its stressed, but it'll probably survive.

RE: Figs leaves yellowing - not flood hardy?

  • Posted by eboone 6a - SW PA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 15:08

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.

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