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Ficus maclellandii, Ficus binnendijkii, Long-leaf fig, Alii fig, Banana-leaf fig

Ficus maclellandii, Ficus binnendijkii

Long-leaf fig, Alii fig, Banana-leaf fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Philippines
Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Long-leaf Fig is a relatively new cultivar with superior ability in holding leaves compared with ficus benjamina cultivars. It has long narrow willow-like leaves. A plant that looks attractive as a stand-alone specimen or as part of a mixed display. Larger specimens are especially useful as feature plants in warm, well-lit atria, shopping malls and offices. A tree of dense growth and pendant habit which may grow to several metres in height. The shiny, deep green leaves are up to 10" long and tapering to a slender point. Leaf width depends on variety; Alii or Amstel King. Makes a good container specimen or bonsai.

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