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Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa

Also known as

Indian laurel, Fig

Ficus retusa - parc El Harti - Marrakesh by Alexandre Albore (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b-11b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

8m

1m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

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More images of Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa Ginseng
Ficus retusa (detail of foliage)
Ficus retusa, Moraceae, Bagh-e-Jinnah

Laurel Fig Overview

Ficus retusa is a spreading, broad-crowned, evergreen tree or shrub species in the Moraceae family. This sturdy plant can reach over 10m in height when grown in ideal conditions, however, it is also a very popular choice for bonsai, and often grown as such. The trunk is smooth and coloured light grey, the leaves are egg-shaped and on average grow to over 10cm in length. Leaves are arranged alternately on stems. The main difference between this plant and the related plant it is often mistaken for, Ficus microcarpa, is the longer length of the leaves.

Common problems with Laurel Fig

How to propagate Laurel Fig

Cuttings

Seed

Layering

Air layering in summer.

Special features of Laurel Fig

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Laurel Fig

Ornamental, foliage, container, greenhouse