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Black Jack Fig

Ficus carica 'Black Jack'

Pronunciation: FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
SKU #03672
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Mature Size Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier
Design Ideas This 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)
CARE
Care Prefers 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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