Common Fig (Ficus carica 'LSU Purple') in the Figs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 10 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Espalier
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: A lactifer, the milky sap (latex) can be a skin irritant. Also present in some unripened fruit.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wasps
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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