Peter's Honey Fig
Ficus carica 'Peter's Honey'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka|
|Lore||The earliest evidence of fig cultivation dates to 5000 BC. By the time of the Roman Empire, 29 varieties were known to be in cultivation.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This Fig can serve as both an ornamental and a fruit tree. Plant away from hardscapes where fallen fruit can stain. Use as a single specimen or as a cloak for fence lines or to screen out undesirable views.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Grape (Vitis); Raspberry (Rubus); Olive (Olea)|
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 lightly in late winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9