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Ficus carica /Common Fig

Ficus carica  / Ficus carica
Specimen tree branching near the ground
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Specimen tree branching near the ground

Espaliered fig

An entanglement of dormant fig branches in an espalier

Dormant fig tree

Quite common to see volunteer fig trees growing out of rocky walls in Italy

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Scientific Name: Ficus carica
Common Name: Common Fig
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This broad-spreading, low-branched, and often multi-trunked tree can cover a large area. It produces delicious, edible figs in summer that are a favorite of humans and many species of birds. Easy to grow and will produce a good crop of fruit, provided it is not stressed for water after the fruit are visible. Susceptible to leaf rust that can cause leaf drop in summer.