Ficus microcarpa Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Hills weeping Fig is Ficus microcarpa var. hillii. used widely in topiary especially in street situations where they are often pruned to form a ball or pom pom. Grown both as a specimen tree as well as hedging or screening plant, it is the attractive foliage that makes this such a useful landscaping plant.
Excellent mid green foliage and a fast growth habit are features, grown as a tree the trunk shows a nice speckled colour.
Ficus microcarpa will reach 10 – 15 m, however they are often pruned to a much smaller size. Shade tolerant, drought tolerant and able to cope with poor soil conditions Ficus microcarpa is a versatile landscaping tree for a variety of situations.
Ficus microcarpa is also known as the Chinese Banyan or Malayan Banyana fast growing evergreen shade trees suitable for parks and gardens.
Ficus microcarpa requires a humus rich moist soil to grow well, full sun to part shade is best. The root system is regarded as invasive, very fibrous and is best planted away from sewerage lines and foundations of buildings etc.
Easily pruned to keep in shape.
Ficus ‘Flash’ is a favoured variety for hedging, good dense foliage and a tree that grows well in a range of conditions.
Available from the following Nurseries
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
Phone: 0411 435 314
Online Retailer of Landscaping Plants, large quantities of small pot sizes up to advanced sizes & plant Sourcing.
SYDNEY | NORTHERN NSW | GOLD COAST | BRISBANE | MELBOURNE | ADELAIDE
233 Westcliffs Avenue Cardross Victoria 3496
Wholesale advanced tree nursery located in North West Victoria, supply 200mm- 200Litre. Ornamental and native trees contract growing available specializing in Jacaranda, Chinese Pistachia, Olea Europea, Ficus Hillii and Ficus Flash.
TJ’S WHOLESALE PLANTS Cranbourne South, Victoria Phone (03) 97830733