Black Jack Fig
Ficus carica 'Black Jack'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide; easily kept to 6 ft. with annual pruning.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|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.|
|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, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Sweet Summer Fruit|
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