Ficus benjamina, Benjamin Fig, Benjamin Tree

Ficus benjamina

Benjamin Fig, Benjamin Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Tropical regions of India, Malaya to North Australia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A tree or shrub that is epiphytic when it is young. This fig tree is used as a shade and ornamental tree for homes and conservatory. The leaves and the fruit posses the ornamental value. The leaves are leathery and about five inches long and two inches wide. The Weeping Ficus fruits are pairs of red figs. Wasps mate inside fruit, are often sealed inside. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.

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