Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii'/Banana-Leaf Ficus

Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii' / Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii'
Long narrow leaves typical of this ficus species
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Long narrow leaves typical of this ficus species

Young tree growing next to a French Quarter wall in New Orleans

Trees in a large lobby

Close-up of foliage

Large tree in lobby

Long, narrow leaves

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Scientific Name: Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii'
Common Name: Banana-Leaf Ficus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Mealy bugs and scale insects often attack this ficus. It is also bothered with spider mites. Successfully and widely used in well lighted, large spaces in shopping malls. Leaf drop is a problem where there is not sufficient light. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. This species sometime found under the name Ficus maclellandii 'Alii'.