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Ficus genus (Fig). These are evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs and scrambling or root climbers. They are grown for their foliage and for shade, and a few species will also for fruit. They will all bear insignificant clusters of flowers in the spring or summer.
Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
Grown for their foliage and for shade.
They are frost hardy to frost tender, min 5-18C. They prefer full light or partial shade with fertile, well- drained soil. You should water the potted specimens moderately, and very little when temperatures are low.
Propagate by seed in spring or by leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings or by air layering in summer.
Figs have an obligate mutualism with Fig wasps. Only the Fig wasp can pollinate Figs and they can only reproduce in Fig flowers.
Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.
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