Fig Trees - Planting against a wall
Planting fig trees against a wall:
Fig trees grow in any well drained soil. They can be grown as a fan shape against sunny, south facing walls.
To get the best crop of figs, you need to restrict the roots of your fig tree. By making a strong barrier around the roots of your tree, you will make it grow to a manageable size and produce more fruit.
Ideal places to grow a fig tree:
- In large containers.
- In between a wall and a path with concrete foundations (a 60cm gap is enough).
- In a prepared box below the soil, as described below:
|Size of Wall to Cover||Size of Hole to Dig|
|8 feet high by 15 feet wide||6 feet long, 2 feet deep, 2 feet wide|
|6 feet high by 10-12 feet wide||2 feet square|
- Dig the appropriate size of hole.
- Line the sides with solid pieces of stone (like slate), or slabs of concrete.
- Line the base of the hole with tightly packed stones: broken up bricks are good. Make a layer about 20cms thick.
For best results, add plenty of well-rotted manure and compost to the soil that you fill back in to plant your trees.