I just got a small fig tree today and I'm thinking about how to overwinter it here in zone 5b. I know some people pack mulch around it with tarpaper or something, and some people dig a ranch and bury it every winter. Other people just grow them in pots and put them in a cool place for the winter.
There ideas all seem less than optimal for me. A lot of work an it seems hard on the trees.Does anyone grow figs in my climate? Does anyone have tips or advice?
Location: 6200' westen slope of colorado, zone 6
posted 3 years ago
My only tip is to dry out the site as much as possible, as in, dont water anymore. Figs hold a lot of water in their branches, and I have seen the branches literally burst like a copper pipe. Fig trees do have a lot of vigor though, so even when that has happened, the tree just resprouts lower down and continues growing the next year.