Ficus M. Nitida Column

Indian Laurel Fig
Indian Laurel Fig
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

40-60′ x 40-60′


Full sun


Medium Water

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ box, 36″ box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

9, 13, 16-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


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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