|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.|
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Originating from Mediterranean
Deciduous tree or large shrub, with smooth white bark. Its fragrant leaves are 12-25cm long and 10-18cm across, and deeply lobed with three or five lobes.
The edible fruit is 3-5 cm long, with green skin, sometimes ripening towards purple or brown. Ficus carica has milky sap (laticifer).
Grow against a south-facing wall in poor soil for a really good crop of fruit.
Fertile soil will result in luxuriant foliage with fewer fruits – take your pick.
Height and spread in 4 – 5 years 3m x 2m
Mature height and spread in 10 – 12 years if not pruned 6m x 4m