FICUS carica 'Ice Crystal'

Commonly known as Common fig

Deeply divided greyish green leaves. Bright yellow autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    3- or 5-lobed leaves 10-24cm (4-9½in) long, heart-shaped at the bases. Pear-shaped receptacles develop into single fruit, to 10cm (4in) long
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree
    Or tall shrub with spreading head. Pear-shaped receptacles develop into single fruit (4in) long, green when young, maturing to dark green, purple or dark brown
  • 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

FICUS carica 'Ice Crystal'



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Named for the shape of the leaves
    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
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • 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
Ficus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

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