• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring and Summer Fruit
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasKeep this Fig close by to easily harvest its two yearly crops of fruit. Medium size makes it good for screening or as background. For specimen, prune carefully to reveal structure.
    Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Provide sheltered spot in colder zones; may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring. Apply fertilizer in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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