This way the frosts will not be able to cause damage.
May 04, When pruning a fig tree, aim to give the fig an open framework and control its size. Cut several of the oldest, woodiest stems down to the base.
Sawing a thick, old stem from the centre of a fig treeAuthor: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. 1 day agoFig trees can grow up to 3m tall and 4m wide, so it's vital that you prune your mature fig tree to keep it manageable, especially if it's been planted in the ground.
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Plus, fig trees produce their fruit on one year old wood, so by pruning the old wood you can encourage its fruiting. Dec 12, During the first pruning, you can use a pair of sharp hand pruners to prune your fig back by up to half it's size.
Doing so will help to stimulate root growth, which helps your fig to more quickly established itself underground. Above ground, this will also stimulate growth of new branches making your tree bushier.