Fig Trees - Planting against a wall

posted this on 18 Jul 2016

Planting fig trees against a wall: fig trees

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
  1. Dig the appropriate size of hole.
  2. Line the sides with solid pieces of stone (like slate), or slabs of concrete.
  3. 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.

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Categories: Fruit Tree Advice
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