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Ficus benjamina/Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina / Ficus benjamina
Lawn specimen
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Lawn specimen

Specimen tree growing in a warm climate

Foliage of a tree growing indoors

Specimen lawn tree growing in a warm climate

Clipped hedge of closely spaced trees with a young tree planted in sidewalk island

Close-up image of clipped hedge

A closely clipped specimen in a Mexico park

Indoor specimen growing next to a window where orientation to natural light is good

Small specimen growing indoors where leaf drop may be a problem because of insufficient natural light

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Scientific Name: Ficus benjamina
Common Name: Weeping Fig
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Used for large scale indoor plantings, such as in malls. Also used in many home interior landscapes, provided they get several hours good sunlight daily. Has some drought resistance, once established. Aphids, maly bugs, and scale insects can be a major problem on indoor specimens.