Ficus carica

Botanical Name: Ficus carica

Phonetic: Figh-kus kari-EE-kuh

Common Name(s): Fig (Edible)

Family: Moraceae
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean, western Asia
Plant Type: Shrub/fruit
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, palmate, 3-5 lobed
Leaf Color: Medium green

Fall Color: Yellow
Texture: Coarse
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Seasonal
Flower Color(s): Green/insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-10
Climate Zones(s): 7-9, 13-24
Growth Rate:                               
Height: 15-30 Feet
Spread: 15-30 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, scale, aphids, mealy bugs, spider mites, leaf spot, rust, blight
Soil: Tough and adaptable to many soil types, including clay soils

Features: Low-branched tree, edible fruit, attracts birds and insects, fruit can cause litter if not promptly harvested
Uses: Garden tree, specimen, espalier, container plant, edible gardens

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