Common Fig (Ficus carica 'Sal's El') in the Figs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought 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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