|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||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.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
Originating from Mediterranean and Western Asia
Figs are well known for their fruit, but this variety – rarely offered in the UK, has some special qualities. It has one of the most deeply lobed leaves of all figs and makes a highly decorative foliage plant. The large leaves has long finger-like lobes and irregularly wavy edges, unique amongst figs, and are more sparsely borne than other varieties, making an open and architecturally branched shrub rather than a tree.
Its enormous figs look almost out of proportion with the size of its shrubby form and are exceptionally sweet, with drops of sugary honey flowing from the eye when ripe. The green/yellow fruits can be striped or plain green during their development and have a dense light red flesh inside.
Ideal for small gardens and even growing in pots. Its small early crop of figs can be removed if desired during a hot spring, to promote a later season fruiting that will be more likely to ripen at a large size. Tolerant of poor, alkaline soil and drought, but thriving with regular watering in summer.
Height and spread after 10 – 12 years 3m x 2m.