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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

Item# 9881

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Moraceae

Dr. Monticello's Fig

Ficus carica 'Dr. Monticello'

This is a large to very large purple fig with good flavor. An heirloom fig that was brought to the US from Italy via Dr. Sam Monticello's grandmother. The soon to be Mrs. Decarlo was a 16 years old bride and on her way to meet her new husband. She wrapped the cuttings in newspaper to get them here as she traveled to the new world aboard ship. Dr. Monticello, a Lake Charles Master Gardener and retired physician, says that they have been grown in this area from the time his grandmother arrived here as well as in Kansas where part of their family migrated to.

  Fig trees do best where they get at least 8 hours of direct sun per day. Once well established they are fairly drought tolerant but extended dry periods can cause leaf and fruit drop as well as early dormancy. A deep organic mulch will help to alleviate extremes in moisture levels, reduce nematode issues, as well as to reduce competition from weeds.

Average Mature Size: 10'H x 10'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Average moisture, good fertility, and good drainage.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: Italy - via the Decarlo family of Lake Charles, Louisiana

Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: Sap - Skin & Eye Irritant

 
Bisirri #2 Fig
View The Bisirri #2 produces a good crop of very sweet and richly flavored, small, nearly black pear shaped figs with an amber flesh and dark strawberry to purplish red pulp. Item# 9891.
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Danny's Delite Fig
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Produces medium sized, pear shaped to rounded, purplish brown figs with an amber to strawberry flesh with good flavor and a small eye. Danny's Delite was originally found growing in southern Michigan and has been known to withstand temperatures as low as -5F so it certainly has excellent cold hardiness. An excellent choice for short summer regions as it is known to produce fruit even if frozen to the ground. Item# 9907.

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Smith Fig

The Smith Fig is an heirloom Louisiana variety that was introduced by Becnel Nursery near New Orleans, Louisiana. It produces large yellow fruit with a sweet red flesh. Item 9910.

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Mega Celeste Fig
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Imagine Celeste on steroids as Mega Celeste produces medium to large figs with a flavor nearly as rich and sweet as its namesake. The large pear shaped to turbinate figs have a dark violet skin with white flesh and a dark purplish-red pulp. The eye is small but open and the figs are resistant to spoiling and splitting. Mega Celeste is known to produce a breba crop. This is a likely, but as of yet unconfirmed, unofficial LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program. Item# 9918.

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G and A Early Violette Fig
View G and A Early Violette produces small brown pear shaped figs with a dark strawberry pulp and white to amber flesh. For whatever reason this fig is one our later ripening varieties which seems to contradict what the name implies. Item# 9970.
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Worley's Butter Cream Winter Cassia, Christmas Senna, Primrose Senna
Few plants can bring color to the fall garden like the Winter Cassia! Clusters of butterfly-like creamy yellow 1" blooms that are edged in white are born in October-November on this large arching tree-like shrub/perennial. A rare creamy-yellow colored selection developed by Patrick Worley. Item# 345. Price: US$9.99

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White Profusion Butterfly Bush
White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735. Price: US$9.99

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Silver Spires White Vitex, Chaste Tree

An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Silver Spires produces medium sized spikes of white flowers that are held against the dark blue-green fragrant foliage. Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. Excellent for Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds. Silver Spires was the top rated white flowered Vitex in trials at Longwood Gardens. Item# 739.

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Lace-Leaf Vitex, Cut-Leaf Vitex
View Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787. Price: US$9.99

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Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea
View A vigorous and reliable Oakleaf Hydrangea selection with sturdy stems and good sun tolerance. The 10-14" white bloom panicles, with individual blooms as large as a half-dollar, are borne in spring and fade to pink. Item # 1181 Price: US$12.99

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