Ficus carica

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Ficus carica

Common Fig

The common fig is an attractive, hardy, large shrub or small tree with huge lobed green fig-shaped (!) leaves and delicious edible fruits, for which it has been cultivated for literally millennia

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The common fig is an attractive, hardy, large shrub or small tree with huge lobed green fig-shaped (!) leaves and delicious edible fruits, for which it has been cultivated for literally millennia. In the UK it has many uses and, if grown for fruit, needs special pruning, root restriction and, ideally, wall protection. However it is often overlooked as an ornamental: simply for foliage it can be allowed to grow ad lib (or just pruning for shape) to give a touch of the Mediterranean to mixed plantings. Try Ficus carica in dry shade for real exotica!

Ficus carica Identification Sheet

The Middle East
Species / Cultivar
Common name(s)
Common Fig
Full sun to part shade, any well-drained soil
Eventual height
to 10m but usually much less
Eventual spread
to 10m but usually much less
Fully hardy
Skill level

Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.







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