Ficus Freeze - Knowledgebase Question

albuquerque, NM
Question by terrapin621
February 16, 2011
We've had two hard frosts here and my ficus is brown, brown, brown. When can I prune them?

Answer from NGA
February 16, 2011


So many trees and shrubs were damaged by the latest freeze so you are in good company! Historically, another freeze is possible until the third week of February so hold off pruning until the end of the month. By then you'll see new growth appearing and you can prune away the dead leaves and branch tips on your ficus. I think your ficus will recover by the end of the summer. Best wishes with your landscape.

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