Ficus carica 'LSU Purple' ~ 'LSU Purple' Fig - Delivered By ServeScape
Ficus carica 'LSU Purple' ~ 'LSU Purple' Fig-ServeScape
Ficus carica 'LSU Purple' ~ 'LSU Purple' Fig-ServeScape
Ficus carica 'LSU Purple' ~ 'LSU Purple' Fig-ServeScape

'LSU Purple' Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'


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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

The 'LSU Purple' Fig (Ficus carica 'LSU Purple') is a cultivar of the common fig tree. It is known for its unique purple-colored fruit and its ability to thrive in hot and humid climates. Here are some key features of the 'LSU Purple' Fig:

  • Fruit: The fruit of the 'LSU Purple' Fig is medium to large in size and has a deep purple to black color when ripe. The flesh is sweet and juicy, making it a popular choice for fresh eating or for use in preserves and desserts.
  • Growth habit: This fig tree has a spreading growth habit and can reach a height of 10-15 feet with a similar spread.
  • Foliage: The leaves of the 'LSU Purple' Fig are large, lobed, and have a dark green color.
  • Hardiness: It is hardy in USDA zones 7-10, which means it can tolerate a range of temperatures but may require protection in colder climates.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

10' - 12'

Spread: 

10' - 12’

Spacing: 

10’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun 

Bloom Color: 

N/A

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly-weekly or more in extreme heat.  Watch for mites, aphids, mealybugs, nematodes, and scale.  Fruit can become messy if not promptly harvested.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardenWildlife GardensShade Tree, Edible Landscapes, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Strawberry, Grape, Lavender

IMAGES: Andrew Butko2021-06-20. Донецкий ботанический сад DSC 2623CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Kolforn (Wikimedia), 2017-08-03 Fruit on a Fig-tree, Pinhal, Albufeira (2)CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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