Black Jack Fig
Ficus carica 'Black Jack'
Pronunciation: FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)|
|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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