Ficus nitida or Indian laurel fig and Chinese banyon

Height: 25m

Spread: 30m

Origin: Japan, China, Malaysia, Australia

Family: Moraceae

Common Name: Cuban Laurel, Indian Laurel Fig, Green Island Fig, Chinese Banyan

Synonym: Ficus retusa, Urostigma

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

Sun Tolerance: Medium

Wind Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: Low

PH Level: Basic

Pest Tolerance: High

Disease Tolerance: High

Growth Rate: Medium

Fragrance: No




Ficus nitida

Ficus nitida is Wide-spreading, evergreen tree with curtains of aerial roots (some root on touching the soil). Bears narrowly to broadly elliptic to obovate, leathery, dark green leaves, 6-12cm long. Spherical purple figs, 1cm long, are produced in pairs on mature trees, ripening black. ‘Hawaii’ has shiny grey-green and white-splashed leaves.


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Dimensions1.5 cm