Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Common Fig: Ficus carica

UT Gardens' December 2021 Plant of the Month


December 16, 2021

Submitted by Celeste Scott,

Horticultural Agent, UT-TSU

Extension Madison County

Tennessee gardeners often consider the common fig, Ficus carica, as not well suited to the majority of the state's growing conditions. While many common figs are indeed best grown in Zones 8 to 10, several cultivars now possess cold hardiness and can be successfully grown in Zones 7, 6 and even 5 when properly sited and managed. The term 'hardy' refers not only to the limbs' increased ability to sustain winter conditions, but more importantly to the roots' ability to survive cold temperatures.

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