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Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’

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A new and rare selection of hardy fig with eye-catching deeply cut leaves which look very much like ice crystals. The leaves are dark green, turning golden yellow in autumn before falling. Established plants are said to produce edible figs, although as it is new we have yet to eat them.

Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' is an ideal plant for growing against a sunny wall or fence!

Supplied Size: 3L container (young plants only)

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Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Hot in full sun.
Soil: Well drained soil. Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' will tolerate dry soils and is drought resistant.
Hardiness: Hardy. A very cold, prolonged winter may cause die back on some shoots, but it will recover well in the following year.
Flowering Period: June - September.
Flower Colour: Green
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' grows to be a larger shrub or small branching tree once established.
Height: 6 m (20 ft) if left unpruned
Spread: 6 m (20 ft) if left unpruned

Pruning: Prune in late spring to remove any frost damaged material and thin out new shoots to ensure that plenty of light will reach the inner branches. This will help stimulate fruit production.

Notes: If you wish to try and encourage fruiting, Ficus carica 'Ice Crystal' should be planted with a restricted root run outdoors. This can be achieved by either planting it in a large container, or digging quantities of gravel, stone, old terracotta pots, etc into the planting site. If planted into a nutrient rich soil, fig trees will usually produce huge amounts of new growth, lush leaves and very little fruit.

Plant Finder: about Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’


Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’. This fig produces small, sweet fruit, as well as having unusual, ornamental leaves which resemble ice crystals and turn bright yellow in the autumn.


For increased fruit production, plant the fig in a container, or bed with a restricted root run, eg) next to a wall. They need a sheltered, sunny site. Do not over-feed, or you will encourage lush foliage at the expense of fruit, unless that is the effect you want!

Interest and use

Ornamental foliage and fruit.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ficus carica ‘Ice Crystal’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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