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: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: stunning foliage
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Xeriscapic
Espalier
Edible Parts: Leaves
Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Cooked
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: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Common Fig
  • Edible Fig

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