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Ficus Carica Dalmatien is the Dalmatian Fig Tree. It’s native to the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia but grows well in the UK climate. Dalmatien is a variety of the Common Fig. The Dalmatian Fig Tree is a deciduous fig that produces lots of sweet fruit in summer. The figs have a delicious sweet red flesh and are especially large. In early spring the foliage begins to appear. The leves are large-lobed and attractive, unfurling on dark branches. Cup-shaped white blooms appear in late spring which are loved by pollinators. These blooms mature into sweet figs and are self-pollinating so a second pollinating partner is not required. This makes them particularly good for small gardens. In winter the foliage falls leaving behind a strong structural framework in the bare months.
Height And Spread Of Ficus Carica Dalmatien Dalmatian Fig Tree will reach a height of 2.5 metres after 10 years and a width of 2 metres. It has a naturally rounded, bushy growth and suits containers as well as compact gardens.
How Hardy Is Ficus Carica Dalmatien Dalmatian Fig Tree is hardy down to sun zero temperatures if the roots are well-drained. It is of coastal origin so can withstand salt sprays, wind, and rain. To fruit well, Dalmatian Fig Trees need plenty of sun and warmth. They are drought tolerant once established and rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Ficus Carica Dalmatien Dalmatian Fig Tree is a great choice of fruit tree for small gardens and containers as it doesn’t get too large. It thrives against a sunny wall or in a pot on the warm patio if well-watered. Kitchen gardens benefit from a fig tree, not only because the figs are delicious, but the blooms bring in beneficial pollinators. You can grow Dalmatian Fig as a small tree, a shrub, or a fan trained specimen against a wall.
How To Care For Ficus Carica Dalmatien Dalmatian fig trees grow in most well-drained soils but they don’t enjoy soggy conditions. The best place to grow a fig tree is against a south-facing sunny wall as the sun encourages fruiting and ripening. Take care to avoid frost pockets and pack with fleece or straw over the winter months to avoid frost damage on new foliage tips. Container grown figs should be moved under cover or against a sheltered wall. There’s no need to prune Dalmatian Fig Trees, but you can cut out dead branches in the dormant winter months.