Exactly as described
A good looking plant with even some small figs on it! It made a very attractive gift.
Was sent as a present my sister loved it said the wicker basket just finished it off nicely
Lovely tree delivered very quickly as a gift and came with easy to understand care instructions.
Another excellent mini tree/bush from this wonderful supplier. Arrived safely, well packed etc. Looks in great condition though as warned in the accompanying leaflet starting to lose its leaves as autumn moves on. Will be back for more fruit trees later i'm sure!
Not seen the gift plant as yet but good to receive photo of gift arriving properly boxed up at the doorstep from the delivery company.
Quality not sellers fault. Minor damage in transit otherwise 5 stars
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This hardy variety do well indoors or out in the UK and can survive temperatures right down to -5C producing delicious fruit in the Summer. Fig trees like a lot of sunshine to ripen their fruits and will do well even in very poor soil.
While young, you can keep your tree inside near a window for plenty of light. While it is a small pot it will need regular watering and will appreciate an occasional balanced feed that is good for fruiting plants. Fig trees are more productive if their roots are constrained so only repot when your tree has completely outgrown its existing pot. When replanting choose a mixture of soil and compost. If you go on holiday you can stand the pot in shallow water for a few days. In summer, you plant will enjoy a sheltered spot outside on a patio or balcony.
Outside, choose a sunny spot to ensure that the fruits will ripen. Although hardy, it should be protected from icy conditions when young. Figs do best in poor soil – if the soil is too rich and high in nitrates, they will produce leaves rather than fruit. If you want to encourage fruiting at the expense of growth you can plant your fig tree in a large plastic pot directly into the ground. This will restrict the root growth for a time, whilst still providing moisture retention and insulation.
The fruits are ripe when they turn from green to a deep purple-brown colour, best eaten straight from the tree with crème fraiche or ice cream.
Figs in general do not like change, so altered routines or conditions may result in them dropping all or some of their leaves. These will re-grow once the plant is settled.
Yellow leaves or brown markings are a sign of malnutrition and should be remedied with a good dose of any general-purpose plant feed.
Sometimes the shorter growing season in this country means that not all the fruits mature before the first frosts. Green fruits can be harvested before the frosts and cooked and used in desserts. A sheltered south facing spot for your tree will help the fruit ripen faster.
Fig trees are deciduous so don’t be alarmed when they lose their leaves in winter.