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Ficus Carica

Botanical Name:

Ficus carica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Cool, Well-Drained Soil, 5.5-6.5 pH
Heat Tolerant
65-75°F / 18-24°C
Cold Tolerant
-10 to -20°F / -23 to -26°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree, Edible

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 6-10

Plant Height

10-15 ft / 3-5 m

Flower

The flower is not visible as it blooms inside the fruit.

Fruit

The infructescence is a ripened receptacle (syconium), not an ovary, that forms in late summer or fall on new wood. It is 2-4 in. long and may be a number of colors depending on the cultivar. Fruits develop without the need for cross pollinaton.

Benefits
Ornamental

Visible Fruit, Lush Foliage

Attracts

Birds

Songbirds

Warning

Does not do well in cold climates.

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Moraceae

Genus

Ficus

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