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Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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So I dug around the trunk and found that the roots are not wrapped around it.  There are no balls on the roots, they seem healthy. One thing I noticed is that the soil is sandy, and it was very moist.  I had a weed preventer that was covered with woodchips, which was keeping the moisture in. I ended up taking it out and got some fine soil that has nutrients and it says that is formulated for trees and shrubs.  I also mixed in some cow manure.  I am also working on rigging up a canopy for it so that it has shade so that the bark doesn’t burn from the sun.  I am out of ideas of what it could be, the only thing I am thinking is that since it had so much fruit on it last year that it wore its self out. 


Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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I will dig tomorrow to see if that is the case. If so what do you suggest I could do to fix it? Or is it too late?

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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I will dig tomorrow to see if that is the case. If so what do you suggest I could do to fix it? Or is it too late?

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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It was about 3 feet tall and was a 5 gallon container.  I am not to sure on that one. It is probably tripled in size since it was planted if not bigger.

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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That could be it, when I fertilized my citrus trees last time, I put some of it around the fig trees as well.  Than I really should get some limestone to level it out.  What kind of fertilizer is the best for them?

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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The tree has been there for the past 4 years.  It has not been neglected. Last time I fertilized it was about a month ago when it was starting to come out of its dormant stage. I still have not gotten a chance to dig up some roots to see if there are any balls attached to them.  The nearest fig tree to it is about 40 feet away with a citrus tree in between them. No one has used weedkiller near it last season. I haven't really pruned it much till yesterday when someone told me that it is too dense.  It has a drip system that is attached to it so when it gets water the limbs don't get wet and it gets a good 2 hour soaking of water. The soil does drain but I have mulch on top of it to keep the moisture. It only has ants on it usually when there are figs that's all Ive seen as insect wise. The leaves on it now are not the same size they are when they are fully grown, they are much smaller. Also it looks like its trying to produce little figs on the few of the tops of the branches. As the type of the tree, I am not sure exactly it does produce large figs.  I hope this gives you more detailed info about it. 

I am going to clear of the mulch and check the roots Monday. Than I did purchase cow manure that I will put around it, like someone suggested above.  Also I did purchase shade screens that I will rig above it to give it some shade so that limbs don't burn from the sun.  Also I will find the Limestone powder and mix that in as well.


Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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So I went to Lowe's today to get the Limestone powder and no one there had clue what it was.  Where can I get it? 

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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Thanks guys for the input.  I've gone and thinned it down a bit.  I will get some manure and spread it around it and also get some limestone powder?  Do you suggest that I clear the mulch and do this and than put the mulch back on top or get rid of it entirely?

Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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Yeah my other tree is fully leafed-out and has figs on it.  This one does not.  Last year it had tons and tons of figs and it seemed at the end of the season is where it started to decline. 


Subject: Fig Problem New Foliage Stopped Growing Replies: 28
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I have two figs in my backyard.  One is growing beautifully and the other started the new foliage and all of the sudden stopped.  I don’t know why this all of the sudden happened.  It seems like it’s just sitting there and not growing much at all.  I have a link to the pictures of it and also one picture of the healthy one. I’ve been watering it regularly, not sure what the difference between the two trees is.  I have mulch around its base to keep it moist since I live in the hot Phoenix.  That also worries me that its trunk will get burned by the sun since it doesn’t have a lot of foliage.


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