Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel' /Amstel Fig

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel'  / Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel'
Thick, leathery foliage
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Thick, leathery foliage

Specimen tree growing in a shopping mall

Close-up image of leaves

A large specimen growing in a mall

Has coarse textured leaves which adds interest

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Scientific Name: Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel'
Common Name: Amstel Fig
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a relatively new introduction of fig for indoor landscapes. It grows well in large containers and and needs natural light for several hours each day for best performance. Strong indirect light is also usually satisfactory, but in poorly lighted interiors expect a lot of leaf drop or if plants have not been properly acclimated to a lower lighted regime. Use a good commercial potting soil and keep the soil slightly moist to the touch. The ornamental figs that are used for interior developments cannot tolerate freezing temperatures, but are widely used outdoors in southern Florida, southern California and other places with warm climates.