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Commonly known as Common fig

Keystone species in many tropical forests.

Common fig, F. carica, is the iconic fruit which has figured prominently in many cultures.

Genus of about 800 species of mainly evergreen trees, shrubs and woody climbers, usually found in moist forests in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded 3- or 5-lobed leaves 10-24cm (4-10in) long.
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    4m (12ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
    Light-coloured firm flesh.
  • Tree
    Or tall shrub with a spreading head. Pear-shaped receptacles develop into single fruit.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Against a wall
    Keep roots restricted to encourage fruiting
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown commercially in the USA. Best grown trained against a wall or fence.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free if grown outside.
    Place of origin
    Western Asia, eastern Mediterranean.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich with plenty of leaf mould.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant with sunlight
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
3m (10ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (12ft)

Buy Varieties of FICUS

FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'

FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'

Common fig

free-fruiting fig with a good yellow autumn colour. The fruits have purple-brown skins when ripe and are rich and sugary which makes this an excellent dessert variety

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
£50.00 each 
FICUS carica 'Ice Crystal'

FICUS carica 'Ice Crystal'

Common fig

deeply divided greyish green leaves. Bright yellow autumn colour

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£20.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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