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Ficus carica


Common Fig, Edible Fig
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Ficus carica
Principal Common Name Fig
Common Name(s) Common Fig, Edible Fig
Description The fig is a tropical looking tree or shrub with a dramatic spreading habit. The breadth is often wider than the height. The bark is a smooth, silvery gray with long deciduous leaves have 3 or 5 lobes.
General Comments Figs usually begin bearing fruit within two to four years from cuttings.
Nativity Mediterranean
Height Range 15 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 40 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Fuzzy underside : Rough
Form Edible : Shrub : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Edible : Form : Fruit : Heat Tolerant

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