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Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:22:51 PM »
Either a tree or a tall shrub will work.
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Re: Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 04:32:46 PM »
Yes, but it may depend on your definition of tall.  I've seen them top 20-30+ feet, but they typically do not get that large unless conditions are perfect.  Many fig varieties will try to take a bushy form, you would have to select the main trunk and prune it to the form desired.  Thankfully you can prune a fig at just about any time of the year.
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Re: Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 04:54:52 PM »
If trying to prune to a tree habit, would there be a risk of the plant dying back to the ground in a hard winter?

7b would generally be pretty mild, but..........

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Re: Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 10:00:58 PM »
Alright so pruning will help it form into a tree?

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Re: Is there a tall Ficus Carica variety?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
Alright so pruning will help it form into a tree?
Yes.  A lot of fig varieties tend to produce a lot of suckers.  Just prune them away - or airlayer them and turn them into additional plants. 

You will have to protect the tree to keep it from freezing and dying.  I have seen a 20+ foot tree in the Tigard, OR area that goes completely unprotected.  Last Thanksgiving I was eating figs from branches that hung over into my parent's yard.
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