Ficus benjamina 5
Ficus benjamina 5

Ficus benjamina
(Weeping Fig)
(Benjamine Fig)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: India; Southeast Asia
Type: Evergreen Tree

Typical Height: 40’ - 50’
(12.0 – 15.0mts)
Typical Spread: 40’ - 50’
(12.0 – 15.0mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: N/A
Flowering Season: N/A
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium; High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Moraceae
Propagation: Cuttings; Air layers
Leaf Type: Simple
Environmental Issues: Invasive

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 3'- 4'OA / 2'SP /0.75" CA
7G - 4'- 5'OA / 3'SP /1.25" CA
15G - 5'- 6'OA / 4'SP /2" CA
25G - 6'- 8'OA / 4.5'SP /2.5" CA
45G - 8'- 10'OA / 5'SP /3" CA
FG - 14’- 22’ OA

Typical planting distance:
20'-30' Tree
(6.0 – 9.0mts)
3’-4’ O.C. Hedge
(0.9-1.2mts)

Common Uses: Shade tree, Hedge, Foliage plant
Category: Large Tree

Notes:  Benjamina Ficus Trees are excellent for shearing and sculpting.

+ In this Photo:
Ficus benjamina
(Weeping Fig)
6' Height Hedge

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
March 2015
Doral
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b596

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2470/

http://www.theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Ficus_benjamina