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Ficus macrophylla

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 80-100 ft (24-30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves; purple figs

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Parks Shade tree Containers Bird-attracting plant

Zones: 9?11

Description: This large fig comes from Australia?s east coast, where it occurs wild as a strangler in tall rainforest on fertile soils. Moreton Bay (on which Brisbane stands) may have prompted the common name, but the species ranges from northern Queensland to souther

Growth Habit: Large spreading canopy with buttresses

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