A common fig tree is a beautiful lush tree with long yellow leaves. They are broad leaves that are cut in a specific pattern with three to five lobes. When the edible figs start growing, they will be abundant with small light green colored berries that grow quickly to a size of 3-5centimeters (1-2 inches) long. The tree itself grows to a height of 3-10m (23-33ft)and will have smooth grey bark. The sap of the tree is an irritant to humans.