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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This unusual fruiting tree bears a heavy bounty of sweet fruits late in the season. They have large deeply lobed green leaves with a somewhat coarse texture and are immediately eye-catching in the garden.

    Latin Name

    Ficus carica


    Family

    Moraceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruits
    Trees

    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 30'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Toxicity

    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Asia


    History

    Washington wrote to the Marquis de Lafayette in 1784, "At length my Dear Marquis I am become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, & under the shadow of my own Vine & my own Fig-tree."


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington
    Sold at Mount Vernon

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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