Ficus carica


These small trees or large spreading bushes are known for their tropical-looking foliage and pear-shaped edible fruits. In colder regions, they are grown as tub plants, taken inside, or protected during the winter. They grow in most soils and are drought-resistant once established. Plant where fruit drop will not cause a litter problem. In cooler areas, plant near or against a south wall that retains heat. Plant in wire baskets if gophers are a problem. Prune to almost any shape and size. Trees bear fruit twice a year without pollination. Fertilize and water regularly for best fruit production. Protect fruit from birds.
Ficus carica, Fig
This tree bears edible figs and has large, bright green, lobed leaves, and smooth gray bark. More popular varieties include Brown Turkey, Genoa, Kadota, and Mission. Prone to root nematodes.

Attributes - Ficus carica

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 30 ft.

Width: 60 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.

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Ficus benjamina 'Variegata', Ficus elastica, Ficus pumila
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