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Where Can I Buy a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in Vancouver, BC?

I’ve done it! I’ve finally found a fiddle leaf fig tree in Vancouver.

After drooling about them on Instagram, Greg and I now have our very own.

Take a look:

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Isn’t she a beaut? We happen to be Survivor fans and this season there’s a contestant named Figgy, so naturally we’ve nicknamed her as much.

We bought our tree at Maple Leaf Garden Centre in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. The last few times I’ve stopped in they’ve had one or two on hand. This visit, they had one fiddle leaf fig tree (which we bought) and one fiddle leaf fig bush.

If you don’t live on the North Shore, it might be worth giving them a call in advance.

Address: 1343 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Telephone: 604-985-1784
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Sunday and Holidays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

According to their website, there is a Maple Leaf Garden Centre in West Vancouver too. I’d wager a bet that they also carry fiddle leaf fig trees.

Address: 2558 Haywood Avenue, West Vancouver
Telephone: 604-922-2613
Hours: Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Here’s for hoping I have a decent enough green thumb!

Do you have a fiddle leaf fig tree? What should I know about caring for it? Drop me a comment below.

 

5 Comments

  1. Thornton tells her clients that, even if their fiddle-leaf lasts a year or less, it’s still cheaper and more dynamic than having weekly floral arrangements brought in. And with its newfound popularity, prices in many areas have gone down while availability has increased.

  2. Fiddle leaf figs have gotten cheaper in the past year or so because they are so popular Home Depot now has them for $80-100 for a very tall one!

    • Jenn says

      I have to say, I was nervous to buy my big one. I thought, “What if I kill this thing? Can’t I start with a cheaper baby fig?”

      Actually, Figgy (as we all her) has been much hardier than we expected. We had house sitters who did not water her for a month so she dropped almost 50% of her leaves. We thought we were going to lose her. (Generally, I think I was under watering her, treating her like a plant not a tree.) But we’re back on track. After fighting off a millipede invasion – gross – re-potting her, and moving her outside to our mostly shaded deck, she rapidly grew three new leaves in the span of a week.

      Also: I have purchased a second fig tree from Maple Leaf Nursery in Lynn Valley. We call her baby fig and she was just $19.99. Perfect for first-time fig owners!

  3. Hillary says

    How much do fig trees generally cost at Maple Leaf Nursery? Also, would love for you to share some tips on getting a fig tree plant to how to take care of them!

    • Jenn says

      Hi Hillary!

      Thanks for stopping by my site.

      I bought an adult fig tree for $79.99 and a juvenile fig – more of a bush than tree – for $19.99.

      I don’t find either fig to be particularly fussy, but I did have a learning curve when I first bought the tree. I had been watering it more like a house plant than a potted tree – ie. under-watering. Everything I had read online warned not to over-water, so I did the opposite. As a result, her leaves would turn brown and drop off. What I do now is water her about 1L every 10 or so days. Once a month I will do a “deep soak” where I put the fig in the sink and water her completely through. I leave it to drain for a good half hour.

      As far as light, I keep mine in a bright place with filtered light. However, for about 30-60 minutes each day both figs are bathed in direct sunlight. In spring I fertilized the tree which resulted in two new leaves quickly thereafter. That’s about the only growth I’ve seen on the tree this year. The bush on the other hand, has grown like a weed.

      By far, the most concerning event was the outbreak of some centipedes in the fig tree. I believe there had been eggs in the soil when I bought it, though the insects did not present until months after I owned it. First I noticed a few dead bugs in the plant’s tray. Later, the soil would teem with them after I watered the tree. It was pretty gag-worthy to say the least. I immediately moved the fig onto our balcony because the idea of centipedes in the house made my skin crawl. To treat, I went back to Maple Leaf Nursery and bought an anti-insect powder ($8). I applied it topically to the soil but it wasn’t until I re-potted the fig, adding the powder into the new soil, that the bugs were completely killed. As an aside, the fig tree was on our balcony all summer and it didn’t seem to mind it all.

      Anyway – that’s all the sage fig tree advice I have!

      Jenn

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