|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
Originating from Mediterranean and Western Asia.
One of our top-recommended trees. A fast-growing fig with large, broadly lobed leaves. Its abundant foliage makes a worthy ornamental tree, looking particularly good as a semi-formal specimen grown as a standard, with a clear trunk and round head foliage.
Better known in Europe, but seldom offered in the UK, it is heavily fruiting even when young, producing beautiful purple/blue fruit that matures to have black aromatic skin, and sweet, very juicy red flesh.
It’s a particularly hardy variety and does not grow into a large tree, ideal for growing in a pot or where space is limited. Tolerant of poor and alkaline soil, but thriving with summer watering and feeding.
Height and spread after 8 – 10 years 3m x 2m.