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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.
DeciduousRounded 3- or 5-lobed leaves 10-24cm (4-10in) long.
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruitLight-coloured firm flesh.
TreeOr tall shrub with a spreading head. Pear-shaped receptacles develop into single fruit.
Zero Rated ItemNo VAT on this plant
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 wallKeep roots restricted to encourage fruiting
Full sunShelter from cold, drying winds
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown commercially in the USA. Best grown trained against a wall or fence.Pests & DiseasesTrouble free if grown outside.Place of originWestern Asia, eastern Mediterranean.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich with plenty of leaf mould.
Toxic - Category CSkin irritant with sunlight(People & Pets)
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
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Buy Varieties of FICUS
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
deeply divided greyish green leaves. Bright yellow autumn colour