FIG - SANDPAPER
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
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
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, May, June
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.
Customer Comments on Fig - Sandpaper
Fig - Sandpaper
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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