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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    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

    Fruit
    Tree

    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 30'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    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

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