Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree dying? - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Harbor, Fl
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Question by JaniceCorbet
March 30, 2009
After the last frost we had in Palm Harbor this year, my 15 ft. fiddle leaf fig tree started dropping leaves, and still continues to do so, with no new growth in sight! Is it dying? How can I save my tree?

Answer from NGA
March 30, 2009
Fiddle leaf figs are tropical plants and most will not go through a freeze without showing some signs of stress. It may be that your plant is still trying to recover so at this point I wouldn't do anything at all. Wait until it has finished dropping leaves and can gather together enough energy to produce new growth. This may take another month or two. If you still don't see any new growth by then try pruning it back. Pruning may be just the shock it needs to begin growing again. Hope it recovers soon!

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