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Ficus microcarpa 'Hawaii' (Curtain fig, Chinese Banyan)

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Plant description

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Ficus microcarpa 'Hawaii' is a decorative evergreen tree with boldly variegated large leaves of dark green, grey green and white. Fast growing. It has a bushy habit, and the leaves are thick and leathery. Grows in full sun to part shade, in all soil types. Though it can grow into a tree, it is also good for bonsai work. It grows aerial roots. When pruned or wounded, the plant exudes a milky sap which can cause irritation. Feed with a general purpose fertiliser if needed.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 20 metres
Minimum height: 10 metres

Maximum width: 10 metres
Minimum width: 8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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