Black Jack Fig
Black Jack Fig
Ficus carica 'Black Jack'Item #3672 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
This attractive garden tree has an interesting winter appearance and produces especially sweet, elongated purple fruit in the summer. The semi-dwarf form makes it a good choice where space is limited. Highly adaptable. Figs are often hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus KAH-ri-kaDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.Design IdeasThis semi-dwarf Fig is well-suited for small city gardens where space is limited. If used as an accent tree, keep away from pavement so fallen fruit won't cause staining. Also makes a fine leafy background when allowed to grow into a large shrub. This Fig will bear fruit in most climates.Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)
- CareCare InformationPrefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Shelter in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune in late winter.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.