Fig - Sandpaper

Ficus coronata

Sandpaper Fig fruit

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 stabilisation.
Other Names: Sand Paper Fig

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Specifications of Fig - Sandpaper

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June

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Fig - Sandpaper Reviews & Tips

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Joanne Burton
★★★★★ 1y ago

COLLINGWOOD PARK, Queensland, Australia

Fig - Sandpaper

Don't leave it in full Queensland sun!!!

★★★★★ 4y ago


Fruited immediately after arrival, purchased from Daleys. First couple of fruit dropped off, placed it next to my fruiting local Ficus opposita for cross pollination. Resulting handful of fruit large (grape sized) and lovely tangy strawberry flavour. N...

★★★★★ 4y ago

EASTWOOD, NSW, Australia

I purchased 4 different figs from Daleys (Sandpaper, Dwarf Brown fig, Brown Turkey fig, Black Genoa). The Sandpaper fig arrived very healthy from Daley's but unfortunately the Dwarf Brown and the Brown Turkey were infected with mealybug from the time o...

★★★★ 6y ago


From Daleys! When initially planted out, lost all its leaves. Has recovered quickly though in the damp and dark position, hopefully will take off next year.

Alasdair Scott
7y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Fig - Sandpaper

Handsome small fig tree, but requires lots of water. Will recover quickly from wilting if adequate water is given.

★★★★ 7y ago


Set up as a sceen try and possum food

8y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Sandpaper fig

I have had my tree from several years and it has only JUST produced a fruit! It hated full fun and now it is in semi shade and fruit bud was appearing then grasshoppers virtually destoyed my plant overnight.. and nothing else in my garden!

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