Common Fig

Ficus carica | Also known as: Hardy Fig Tree | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

The common fig, you could make your own fig rolls.

Ficus carica, or the Common Fig, is a wonderfully hardy tree that will provide you with the most delicious figs. And there’s nothing more satisfying than eating the fruits of your labours… It’s an easy plant to grow, and will cope with pretty much any location as long as the soil is well-drained. It’s popular to grow this in a pot, as the roots can extend for some distance, as well as the fruits being more tasty and juicy if you grow in this method.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating leaves of this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 7 - 10
Spread [m]
  • 7 - 10
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
  • leaf cuttings
  • Hardwood cuttings
Growth habit
  • Broadly columnar
  • Upright
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-6
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 45 - 150
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Fruits & nuts
  • Fruits
Grown for
  • Edible fruit
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Outdoor food
  • Bonsai
Garden type
  • Kitchen garden
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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