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ScottA

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I ordered a bare root JH Adratic. I potted it immediately and kept it in a shady spot with the other new arrivals, but now it's wilting and looks like it may die. The seller recommend that I remove the leaves and take it inside. I'm not too confident how it will react to being moved from the hot humid outdoors to inside in the air conditioning. Any advice?

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I agree with removing the leaves, but I'd leave it outside to recover and form some new leaves, assuming the tree is well rooted. This is not very uncommon. In transit, fig trees sometimes suffer travel damage and need to recuperate to the new environment. I think, if the tree is well rooted, it will be just fine. Best of luck!
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Agreed with bill, but I would only remove the leaf that is for sure dead. Leave it outside in the shade to recover and it should bounce back!
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After taking a closer look at the leaves, I would just keep them on and not cut the off. They will help draw moisture from the soil. Good look Scott...
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The roots were all matted together but they were tough and there was plenty of them. Hopefully it will be okay. Thanks for the advice. 
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Think of it as a well-rooted cutting with no leaves.  If you are good to the roots, then leaves will grow.
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Well, it defoliated on it's own. How much sun should I let it have at this stage?

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Scott, keep it in the shade for right now, until it recovers. : )
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Hi,
I hope that you have a greenhouse ...
That little tree is a bit weak to make it through the overwintering.
At this point all you can do is do your best.
By the way, why bare-root a tree this time of the year ?
You probably should have asked the seller to keep it until late fall and ship it to you then when it would already be dormant.
Only dormant trees should be bare rooted.
Now, I would put it in a half-shade spot. Keep it watered, but not too much.
If she makes new leaves this season, try to put her in a greenhouse to extend her season. And then let her go dormant in a basement.
Early Spring try to put her back in the greenhouse to see if you can have her hang to life.
Good luck !

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Trees is water stress, Leaves asked for water and roots was not able to provide them, It dropped all leaves to reduce water loss.

Its feeder roots are too weak or Damaged, and It takes time to recover,  roots love airy moisture soil but not over-wet soil, it grows the best at Temperature between 75F to 85F range.

It is best to put them in greenhouse in light but shaded to direct SUN area, make sure soil is moist but not too wet, over-wet soil kill young roots.
If no greenhouse, You should put your tree at light but shaded area without directly sun, and cover it with plastic doom/bag to reduce water loss.

When its tip has new leaves growing in about 2 weeks, it tell you that feeder roots to tip development are ready, When it has 2nd set of leaves, you should remove plastic doom and move them back to direct sunlight slowly.

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In Charleston I do have a few months of hot weather left. I also have some grow lights inside where I keep my citrus trees during the winter. Is the dome/bag necessary in super humid climates like mine?

Scott

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>> Is the dome/bag necessary in super humid climates like mine?

If moisture (Humidity) level is high as greenhouse > 50, Dome/bag is not needed, It is option to give it the best growing condition, It should be OK without them.
If you can keep your citurs trees, you can keep your fig tree.




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It came back to life. Thanks for the help everybody.

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