This small fig occurs along watercourses along the east coast of Australia. An attractive small tree with sandpapery leaves and edible fruit. Grows densely in full sun, less so in shade. Very good for stream bank stablilisation.
The small figs are a tasty bush food and the leaves were used by Indigenour Australians to finish off their wooden tool.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
, February, March, April, May, June
Customer Comments on Sandpaper Fig
Very hardy, beautiful little tree with delicious fruit. Grows nicely in sun or partial shade but not surprisingly, fruit from trees in full sun are sweeter. Fast grower in pots too. | Diane - Seven Hills, NSW 04-Feb-2014
I'd like to know if it's safe to transplant this fig. I've had for a few years and fruited but now needs to be moved to another garden; anything I should know about this? | Cecilia Nunez - Coogee, NSW 31-May-2016
I have Daleys “birds eye” cultivar of F. coronata growing flat out in my greenhouse in Canberra. It is meant to produce large red figs. Each year it sets myriads of fruits, grows them to half-acorn size, then (around now in late February) starts dropping | Mark O'connor - Lyneham, Canberra , ACT 24-Feb-2018
I have Daley's Birds Eye.Fruit initially dropped off at green full size. But when after a small wild sandpaper fig in my yard started fruiting the Birds eye started to crop heavily and successfully. Maybe it needed pollination? | ANTHONY DAVIES - Cairns, qld 16-Dec-2018
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