Ficus M. Nitida Column

Indian Laurel Fig
Indian Laurel Fig
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

40-60′ x 40-60′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ box, 36″ box

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

9, 13, 16-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10-11

Ficus Nitida Column (Indian Laurel Fig) is well known to Southern California residents. Thick dark green leaves cover the upright branches of this fast growing evergreen tree. It makes a superb street or lawn tree in frost-free areas. It also does well as a patio container plant. Thought it is commonly grown as a tree Ficus Nitida can also be managed into a large “screen” hedge. It’s perfect for providing year round privacy or to block unwanted views. When planted for this purpose it is important to provide at least 4 ft. to 10 ft. spacing for the ideal hedge. Then trim it up to as much as 10 ft. to 20 ft. tall.

ficus nitida full grown

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