Genus of about 800 species, native to tropical and subtropical areas. They are mostly evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers with fruits that are often edible.
Latin name: Ficus carica
Grow in full sun or partial shade, in warm climates and well-drained soils. Suitable for coastal planting.
Plant in rows or alone.
Mainly propagated by semi-woody cuttings.
Deciduous tree with large green leaves and a broad crown. It bears dark purple, edible fruits in summer (figs). The leafstalks are filled with a milky sap.