1ft Rouge de Bordeaux' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot

Code: TR0243BR
1ft Rouge de Bordeaux' Fig Tree | 9cm Pot
Fig Tree 'Rouge de Bordeaux' - 9cm Pot

This famous old hardy French variety will crop reliably in the UK given a sunny sheltered spot, ideally against a south or west facing wall. Once established, the plant is drought tolerant and provides excellent shade, and also produces wonderful Mediterranean fruit that are naturally rich in Vitamin C. It will grow well in a pot, or sunk into the ground to within 2.5cm (1") of the top of the rootball. Can be a skin irritant in conjunction with sunlight.

  • Arrives As: 9cm Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 20-30cm (11-20")
  • Tree is approx. 1 years old
  • Flower Colour: green
  • Foliage Colour: mid green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m
  • Approx Spread: 2.5m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: Late summer
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant
  • Growing Habit: Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Max. height in 10 years
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase


  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: alkaline, neutral, chalky, loamy, sandy
  • Moisture: moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

If growing in a container move the plant outside in spring, once the prospect of frosts has gone. Mulch outdoor grown plants in spring. Water well in summer. Figs can produce fruitlets in spring and summer. Only the small fruitlets produced in late summer can survive the winter, so remove any large fruitlets which you don't believe will survive. Fruitlets produced in spring may ripen in a greenhouse but are very unlikely to ripen outdoors. Remove any fruits which are not large enough to ripen at the end of the season.


  • Planting Distance: 3m

If growing outdoors plant in a sunny location, ideally against a wall for protection. Figs also grow very well in containers as they can be overwintered. Containers can also be sunk into the ground. Soil should be moisture retentive, as they grow well in soil with good drainage. A pH of 6.0 - 7.5 is ideal. They can be planted at any time but spring is the best period, as it gives the plant a full growing season to become established.
Dig a hole that is 60cm x 60cm x 60cm and 20cm away from the base of a wall. Backfill with soil and with compost if necessary. Slabs can be used underground to limit root growth and encourage fruit crops.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

This is an example of 9cm potted plant:

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7/5 (9 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Looked good, no broken branches. Can’t wait for my first fig."

Reviewed Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good in time Thank you"

Reviewed Monday, 20 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very pleased with this looks good and healthy."

Reviewed Friday, 20 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy plant and establishing well!"

Reviewed Thursday, 12 July 2018

Rating: 4/5

"The sapling looks healthy and is currently basking in some sunshine. As yet no specific spurts of growth."

Reviewed Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Difficult to rate as plant is dormant in the winter!"

Reviewed Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Seem good trees only time will tell"

Reviewed Monday, 27 November 2017

Rating: 5/5

"So far so good Can't comment further"

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Rating: 5/5

"My garden is more greener love this item"

Reviewed Sunday, 27 August 2017

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