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Ficus carica, Fig Tree, Brevo
Kadota

Ficus carica

Fig Tree, Brevo
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southwest Asia
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A small tree native to southwest Asia. Widely grown for its fruit and is commercially grown in the United States in California, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The fig was one of the first plants ever to be cultivated by humans. Fossilized figs dating to 9400-9200 BC were found in an early Neolithic village in the Jordan Valley.

The lovely lobed green leaves make it valuable in the landscape even without its fruit. They are very large, prominently veined and deeply lobed and may be 8 to 10 inches long. Most figs are deciduous during the winter months and drop their leaves in late December and resume growth in February and early March.

The fig fruit is actually a hollow receptacle with hundreds of small fleshy flowers facing each other on the inside. In their native habitat, figs are pollinated by a tiny gall wasp that enters the flower cluster through a small opening in the apex. Each flower then produces a small fruit containing the seeds. The wasp is not present in most of North America, so seeds are not produced.

Figs are prized for their delicious fruit, which can be one to three inches in length, violet, brown or black. There are even varieties with yellow fruit. Most fruits are borne from early summer to late fall on new growth, and the fruits generally mature very quickly.

Figs grow nicely and will bear fruit when grown in containers where they can be artfully pruned to create a living sculpture to decorate deck or patio. The fig makes a splendid patio or indoor plant that grows with little attention, save for constantly moist soil and bright light. Prefers alkaline, well-drained soil, but can tolerate wet conditions (waterlogging). Drought tolerant, once established. Mulch heavily with organic materials to conserve moisture, improve soil structure and reduce root knot nematode levels. Responds well to pruning and can be espaliered or pruned heavily in the dormant season for size control and to increase the main crop.

Trees are very sensitive to frost when actively growing, but can withstand 10F when dormant. Young fig trees should be watered regularly until fully established.

Figs will shade out anything growing beneath. Repeated pruning to control size causes loss of crop. Roots are greedy, traveling far beyond the tree canopy. For container grown plants, replace most of the soil in the tub every three years and keep the sides of the tub shaded to prevent overheating in sunlight.

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Fig tree Beers Black (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Black Mission (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Brown Turkey (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Celeste (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Ischia (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Lattarula Italian Honey (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree LSU Purple (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Olympian (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Violette de Bordeaux Negronne (Ficus carica)

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Fig tree Yellow Longneck Honey (Ficus carica)

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Ficus citrifolia, Shortleaf Fig, Florida Banyan, Giant Bearded Fig, Wild Banyantree, Wimba Tree

Ficus citrifolia

Shortleaf Fig, Florida Banyan, Giant Bearded Fig, Wild Banyantree, Wimba Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Central America
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Ficus citrifolia can grow up to 18 metres tall. The bole can be 75cm in diameter The plant often begins life as an epiphyte, growing in the branch of another tree; as it grows older it sends down aerial roots which, when they reach the ground quickly form roots and become much thicker and more vigorous. They supply nutrients to the fig, allowing it to grow faster than the host tree.

The roundish fruit is greenish, often brown dotted, turning reddish and brownish at maturity, about 10mm in diameter. Fleshy, but with very little flavour.

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Ficus cordata salicifolia, Willow-leafed fig
Ficus cordata

Ficus cordata salicifolia

Willow-leafed fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Northern and Eastern South Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This species occurs in kloofs along watercourses and rocky outcrops. A typical rock fig, it is spreading in form and seldom exceeds 30 ft in height. The figs, which turn red when ripe, are small and hairless and are borne on short stalks. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.



Ficus cordata salicifolia, Willow-leafed fig
Ficus cordata salicifolia, Willow-leafed fig
Ficus cordata subsp. salicifolia


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Ficus cordata salicifolia - seeds

Willow-leafed fig. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai. This species occurs in kloofs along watercourses and rocky outcrops. A typical rock fig, it is spreading in form and seldom exceeds 30 ft in height. The figs, which turn red when ripe, are small and hairless and are borne on short stalks.
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Ficus deltoidea, Ficus diversifolia, Mistletoe Fig

Ficus deltoidea, Ficus diversifolia

Mistletoe Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Malay Archipelago
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This Ficus has waxy leaves and produces small nodules of fruit. The habit is upright and somewhat spreading, like a tree. It is cultivated as a houseplant for its attractive foliage. It also makes a nice shrub or foreground subject for larger trees. This plant prefers warmth and humidity and produces aerial roots under such conditions.This ficus is an epihpyte in its habitat of Southeast Asia but makes a wonderful potted ornamental. Leaf size and shape can vary quite drastically even on a single plant. Leaf shape ranges from triangular to ovate, to sometimes lance-shaped, which is why this plant was once known as Ficus diversifolia. Tiny inedible figs emerge year round and turn red before dropping. This plant has many medicinal properties.





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Ficus deltoidea - Mistletoe Fig

This Ficus has waxy leaves and produces small nodules of fruit. The habit is upright and somewhat spreading, like a tree. It is cultivated as a houseplant for its attractive foliage. It also makes a nice shrub or foreground subject for larger trees. This plant prefers warmth and humidity and produces aerial roots under such conditions.This ficus is an epihpyte in its habitat of Southeast Asia but makes a wonderful potted ornamental. Leaf size and shape can vary quite drastically even on a single plant. Leaf shape ranges from triangular to ovate, to sometimes lance-shaped, which is why this plant was once known as Ficus diversifolia. Tiny inedible figs emerge year round and turn red before dropping.
This plant has many medicinal properties.

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Ficus elastica, Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica

Rubber Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: India and Malaysia
Big tree > 20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

F. Elastica is among the oldest plants used as houseplants worldwide. Elastica leaves and stems and even wood 'bleed' white sticky sap when broken or damaged from which rubber can be made. Some people are allergic to this sap when applied to the skin. As a houseplant, Ficus is very popular. Able to adapt to and endure lower light conditions and generally poor treatment, The Rubber Tree is a winner indoors. Provide as much light as possible, keep away from cold and drafts in winter, keep soil lightly to moderately moist with good drainage. Most any soil will be fine and largely sandy soils mixed with some organics are ideal. Frost Tolerance: Some foliage damage below 30F. Propagation: Air layering.





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Ficus fistulosa, Yellow Stem Fig

Ficus fistulosa

Yellow Stem Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, India
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Ficus fistulosa, Yellow Stem Fig
Ficus fistulosa, Yellow Stem Fig
Ficus fistulosa, Yellow Stem Fig


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Ficus hispida, Ficus oppositifolia, Hairy Fig

Ficus hispida, Ficus oppositifolia

Hairy Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water



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Ficus ingens, Red-leaved Fig

Ficus ingens

Red-leaved Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Africa
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate water

t is deciduous or semi-deciduous and may form a subshrub or shrub, or may form a rounded crown, upwards of 5 meters tall, in sheltered conditions.

The smooth and leathery, dull-green leaves are narrowly ovate oblong, bright red brown when young, with conspicuous yellow veins that are prominent beneath and loop along the leaf margin.




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Ficus jacobii (?), Matapalo

Ficus jacobii (?)

Matapalo
Family: Moraceae
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular water

Ficus jacobii (?), Matapalo
Ficus jacobii (?), Matapalo
Ficus jacobii (?), Matapalo
Ficus jacobii (?), Matapalo


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Ficus krishnae, Ficus benghalensis var. krishnae , Krishna Fig, Krishna Butter Cup

Ficus krishnae, Ficus benghalensis var. krishnae

Krishna Fig, Krishna Butter Cup
Family: Moraceae
Origin: India
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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The plant is known as Krishna's Butter Cup. It is believed that Lord Krishna was very fond of butter and would even steal it. Once when he was caught by his mother, Yashoda, he tried to hide the butter by rolling it up in a leaf of this tree. Since then, the leaves of these trees have retained this shape.

Very large, fast growing, evergreen tree up to 10ft, with spreading branches and many aerial roots. Leaves stalked, ovate-cordate, 3 nerved, when young downy on both sides; petiole with a broad smooth greasy gland at the apex, compressed, downy.





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