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Fig tree leaves turning yellow and falling off

Posted by Debbie Lowery , Jul 18,2005,05:46       Forum

We have a "prolific" fig tree that we planted in a large container so that we could move it if necessary for protection in winter. Lately, the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. We have tried not watering it except for every 3rd day, but then the leaves began to look wilted so I started watering it every day. Is over watering the problem? Should we plant it in the ground?

We live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. we get a lot of rain in the winter, but can have warm weather in the summer (expected to reach high 90s or 100s this week.) Our soil is clay.

Thank you for your help.

Debbie Lowery

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