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Article: Introduction to Ornamental Figs in Cultivation: Some fig roots are mind boggling!

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wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #5859505

Hi Geoff,

I enjoyed your article but I better now show my husband yet!!! Some of the fig roots in your photos are mind boggling, yikes, and are our recent concern. Let me quickly explain...my husband is so proud of our front brick path that he installed himself. Last spring I planted a fig tree next to it. It is not a Banyan Tree, just a common Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' . I had heard from a DGer in Greece that I better move our newly planted tree because the roots might wreck our brick pathway. Some of the photos you show here are our biggest fear :0

Happy & Healthy Gardening!
~Diana

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


December 5, 2008
4:45 AM

Post #5860428

I don't think F carica roots are too destructive, at least not until the tree gets really huge and old. You are probably OK

wind

wind
Mount Laurel, NJ
(Zone 7a)

December 5, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5862158

Thanks, we weren't sure, I'll pass your thoughts on to my husband. If our tree survives this winter, I would like to just leave it alone :)

Thanks for an interesting article,
~DW

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