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Ficus destruens

Classification

Order: Urticales
   Family: Moraceae
            Genus: Ficus
                        Specie: Ficus destruens

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leathery leaves, rust-colored beneath; orange-brown figs

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 10?12

Description: A large strangler fig from the rainforests of far northeastern Australia, Ficus destruens was named thus (Latin for ?destroying?) presumably for its ability to kill its host tree. It has leathery leaves rather like those of F. macrophylla bu

Growth Habit: Spreading rounded canopy

Comments: Strangler fig









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