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Celestial Fig

Ficus carica 'Celestial'

SKU
06648
This small to medium-sized tree is prized for its vigorous growth, improved resistance to cold and bountiful harvest. It produces small, purple-brown figs with sweet white flesh that mature and ripen in mid-June. Figs are often root hardy and prolific in zones 5 and 6 if planted in a sheltered location. An excellent container specimen. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus KAH-ri-ka
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Grape (Vitis); Raspberry (Rubus); Fragaria (Strawberry)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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