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Old 05-14-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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Do you live in a warm area of the country? Our little fig never gets very big, due to it dying back every winter.
Yes, SoCal. The roots system was massive. The Fig was about 15ft tall before I cut it down. It's hard to remove some of the roots since it's even encircling the Orange Tree and it's roots.

Your fig doesn't have roots that grows out little suckers?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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I've never seen a fig grow out suckers like that. I have only had them in states where we had a winter with several days of freeing or below freezing temperatures.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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There are many types of figs from fruit trees, to shade trees to vines. They are all ficus. You can't lump them all together and make them all evil nuisances.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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There has to be an easier way. Maybe just dump salt on the area the new shoots are sprouting up.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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Yes, SoCal. The roots system was massive. The Fig was about 15ft tall before I cut it down. It's hard to remove some of the roots since it's even encircling the Orange Tree and it's roots.

Your fig doesn't have roots that grows out little suckers?
No, it never does that.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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I have 14 fig trees, some are very young and small, but 1 is large and 2 are getting bigger. None of my figs has suckers like the OP mentioned.


Do you know what variety of fig this could possibly be??
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:41 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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We just bought a fig tree & we are going to keep it in a pot, so far, it is doing well (desert fig)
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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They are a pest. I have two but I might dig up and replant them. Mine are just starting.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:42 PM
 
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I have 14 fig trees, some are very young and small, but 1 is large and 2 are getting bigger. None of my figs has suckers like the OP mentioned.


Do you know what variety of fig this could possibly be??
no idea. just a fig tree with the fruit. The suckers have gone out of control ever since I've chopped the tree down and got rid of most of the roots. I think that could be the reason why the suckers are growing rapidly.

And yes, Fig trees are invasive.

Here is someone else with the same issue.
https://ask.extension.org/questions/367519

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Old 05-15-2017, 11:45 PM
 
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I'm trying to avoid toxic chemicals in my garden.
She would dab a solution on the shoots, using Qtips.
It was a Desert King. Gave us many a fig. I started new starts by scarring the roots or burying a low hanging branch. Had no problems in having take them. I would take a chain saw to the tree every year for a light pruning and about every other year for a heavy thinning.
Alas, my diabetes2 is curtailing my fruit consumption, and we have a home fruit orchard
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