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 probably departed this world
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 18530 79014
Common name Common fig
Origin SW Asia and E Mediterranean
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013 (girth)
Height 5.2M April 2015
Girth 130cm April 2015
Reference 52
Dead tree removed before this date October 2016

This tree is the Ficus carica nearer the wall and leaning over it. In late May it had only a few leaves.

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.