- Growing Zones 7-10
- 8-10 Feet Tall
- 8-10 Feet Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
This warm climate fig is well suited for growing in hot, humid locations. The fruit is up to 2.5 inches long with dark purple glossy skin and high sugar content. The edible flesh is light strawberry colored. LSU Purple Fig typically produces fruit the first year it’s planted, and the fruit quality continues to improve as the tree ages. LSU Purple Figs reach maturity in only five years. Once mature, it will produce three distinct crops: a light crop on old wood in early spring, a heavy main crop during the summer and a fall crop that can persist into December.
This fig tree can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10 in full sun conditions. LSU Purple Fig will grow to between 8 and 10 feet tall and wide. It can be grown as a specimen tree in your garden or landscape. It’s also a good choice for growing in a large container. They’re self-fertile so only one is required to produce an abundant harvest. LSU Purple Fig was introduced in 1991 by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.
LSU Purple Fig Care
Ficus carica L. 'LSU Purple' has above average resistance to leaf diseases and pests. Prune it in winter or early spring before the new growth begins. Pruning is only needed to create a more open habit and to remove dead or broken branches. Fig trees have shallow roots so make sure your tree receives one inch of water each week during its active growing season either from rainfall or watering.
LSU Purple Fig Spacing
Space plants at least 10 feet apart in the landscape or garden. Use a pot at least 24 inches wide and deep for container gardens.
LSU Purple Fig Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
|Plant Type: Edible Plants
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought
|Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: LSU purple Fig
|Scientific Name: FICUS CARICA L.'LSU PURPLE'
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.