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FIG - SANDPAPER

Sandpaper Fig fruitBotanical Name: Ficus coronata
Description

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, #CV
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Bonsai (#Bonsai)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes, Yes, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes, Yes with 35L+ Pot

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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Question & Answer

I bought a sandpaper fig from you years ago. It has grown into a beautiful little tree(approx.2.5m high). But I have recently noted sawdust accumulating at the roots and can see a couple of holes in the trunk of the tree. There is something borrowing and eating it inside. Help?! From: GUILDFORD NSW

It sounds like a Borer. Two options you can prune back the tree and let it re shoot. Or if you wish to try and remove the borer grub inside the trunk, try poking wire into the hole and / or spray and a suitable inseciticide into the holes where the borrowing is.

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Handsome small fig tree, but requires lots of water. Will recover quickly from wilting if adequate water is given. | Alasdair Scott - Sydney, NSW 02-Apr-2015
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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 3098 days 2hrs

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Local native but only under established cover in microclimate. not hardy in the open due to frost sensitivity. a later add-in on reveg attempts.


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Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3070 days 13hrs

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Native to Hogarth Range.  Excellent riparian, Wildlife attractant and Bushfood tree.  Fruits are sweet and moist (when you get a good one).  Tolerates moderate frosts but requires moist soils.  A small native fig approx 8m.  On mature trees the fruits develop on the main trunk in their hundreds.

Fruiting Months December

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3089 days 7hrs

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Great sweet fruit all year round. Beetles skeletise some leaves but if they want to help with pruning that's OK.


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2691 days 4hrs

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Tasty little fruits.  A fabulous pioneer tree, great for creek banks and waterways.  The rough leaves were used by Indigenous people to finish off their wooden tools.

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Fig - Sandpaper (Seedling) 8/10

Pademelon1's Edible Fruits
Update: 896 days 17hrs

Comments: - 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.

Planted: 2015


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Syrynx's Edible Fruits
Update: 1073 days 23hrs


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