Black Jack Fig
Black Jack Fig
Ficus carica 'Black Jack'Item #3672 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
Attractive garden tree has an interesting winter appearance. Especially sweet, elongated purple fruit is produced in summer. 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus KAH-ri-kaDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousDesign 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); Raspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)
- CareCare InformationThrives in enriched, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, once established; reduce fall-winter. Plant in a sheltered spot in colder zones; plants may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.