I was given a potted fig tree
this summer, and now that it is getting very cold up here in Southern Ontario, I have brought it inside to be free from frosty nights that are definately upon us.
I have been reading about these trees
as I love figs to eat, I love the leaf span of these trees
, and I hear they self propogate easily.
BUT .... I live in a zone
4, a frigid winter land for about 5 months of the year, at least. Ground freezes and temps are a usual of minus 10 celcius to a minus 20 celcius constantly during the winter.
Anyway, I have it front of my westerly faceing window in my living room.
It has since done just like all the other trees
in my yard, turned colour and dropped its leaves.
Question: Is this normal for a Ficus of this strain?
Where should I overwinter my Ficus for my winter? (I do have a dark cooler basement area)
Would putting it into darkness and letting it go dormant be ok for this plant
? Can I leave it as that until my spring
weather comes back?
In a zone
4, could I plant
it outside in a sheltered area and hope that it would be fine come the next spring
growth, or would I literally be killing this plant
Yes, we get snow, lots of it, a below freezing temperatures for a whole 4 - 5 month season.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.