How Do We Protect Creeping Fig In The Winter?

Q: We have a wall covered in creeping fig. How can we protect it from freezing this winter? 

A: Ask at your local nursery if they sell frost cloth. This is a lightweight polyester fabric used to drape over tender plants in winter. If you are handy, you could install hooks at the top of your wall so that the fabric could be hung down the wall when severe weather approaches. You’ll need to devise some way to tuck the fabric edges close to the wall on all four sides. Personally, I wouldn’t do anything until temperatures are predicted to fall to 15° or below.