Ficus carica at Bishops Palace

Ficus carica 0

Ficus carica
January 2015

Ficus carica 1

Ficus carica
late May 2015

Ficus carica 2

Ficus carica
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 18530 79014
Common name Common fig
Origin SW Asia and E Mediterranean
Deciduous Yes
Height 5.5M April 2015
Girth 166cm @ 1M April 2015
Reference 052

This tree is at the far end of the garden at the path junction and not far from the back wall. (A second Ficus carica that was closer to the wall has died and been removed.)

Ficus carica fruit

Ficus carica fruit
late May 2015

Ficus carica leaf

Ficus carica leaves
early August 2015

General tree description

Ficus carica is a broad, spreading tree that can grow grow to 10 to 15 metres in height. It has smooth pale grey bark with fine wrinkles, and large palmate leaves. These are dark green above and smooth light green underneath, 12 to 25 cm long and 10 to 18 centimetres across, with three or five deep lobes. In spring greenish pear-shaped flowers are formed inside hollow receptacles near the branch growing tips. The edible fig fruits develop within the receptacles and ripen in late summer or autumn.