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Ficus benjamina


Weeping Fig




Family
Moraceae
Genus
Ficus
Species
benjamina
Category
Tropicals, Woody
Type
Tree (evergreen)
USDA Hardiness Zone
11
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cool season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H1c
Temperature (°C)
4 - 10
Temperature (°F)
40 - 50
Height
2.5 - 4 m
Spread
1.5 - 2.5 m
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Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
Landscape
Patio, indoor and container plants.
Cultivation
Best grown in full sun planted in humus-rich soil.
Shape
Rounded crown.
Growth
Medium
ID Characteristic
Pendulous branches bearing glossy ovate leaves that hold reddish-orange fruits.
Pests
Glasshouse spider mite, thrips, mealybugs and scale.
Leaf Description
Glossy almond-shaped leaves.
Colour Description
Lush green leaves with bark that varies from a pale brown banded with darker brown to a very pale whitish-tan colour.
Texture Description
Medium.
Propagation
Seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
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