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Ficus citrifolia, Shortleaf Fig, Florida Banyan, Giant Bearded Fig, Wild Banyantree, Wimba Tree

Ficus citrifolia

Shortleaf Fig, Florida Banyan, Giant Bearded Fig, Wild Banyantree, Wimba Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Ficus citrifolia can grow up to 18 metres tall. The bole can be 75cm in diameter The plant often begins life as an epiphyte, growing in the branch of another tree; as it grows older it sends down aerial roots which, when they reach the ground quickly form roots and become much thicker and more vigorous. They supply nutrients to the fig, allowing it to grow faster than the host tree.

The roundish fruit is greenish, often brown dotted, turning reddish and brownish at maturity, about 10mm in diameter. Fleshy, but with very little flavor.

See articleabout Ficus citrifolia by Mark Hooten


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