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BrisbaneAnne
Brisbane, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 26, 2012
11:04 PM

Post #9140061

Can a fig tree be grown as an espalier against the house without hurting the foundation? How far should it be from the foundation? We bought a Genoa fig tree a couple of years ago. It's still in the nursery pot that it came in with. We just bought a house and our landscaper designer recommended it be grown as an espalier. I wonder if it's better to grow it in a bigger pot or directly in the ground next to the house? Thanks in advance for your advice!
BrisbaneAnne
Brisbane, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 27, 2012
12:21 PM

Post #9140646

This link convinces me that I shouldn't plant the fig near the house.
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fig/msg0303403524778.html
Anne
lukeott
Carneys Point, NJ

June 25, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9180676

I can understand your concern, but people have been planting fig trees near their houses for many years without any problems. You happen to be in the perfect zone for figs. I live in the northeast where lots of folks plant them on the south side of their homes for pertection and warmth. I would plant at least 4' away and shape it anyway you want.



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