Ficus microcarpa nitida (retusa)

Indian Laurel Fig

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Column

Mature Height & Spread: 40-60' x 40-60'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Hedge / Screen / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 9, 13, 16-24

A Bit More

A lush and very popular evergreen tree, the Ficus microcarpa nitida makes an attractive addition to the landscape where there is room. Achieving a 25-30 foot height and a 35-40 foot spread at a moderate to quick rate, its lime green new growth is stunning against the older, darker leaves. Densely foliated, it makes a wall of greenery where a hedge is desired but it can also make a nice tree when pruned appropriately. Best in Sunset Western Garden zones 9, 13, and 16-24, it is native to the Indonesian island of Borneo where rainforest is the primary ecosystem. As expected, regular watering is vitally important. It will need consistent shearing or pruning and may be kept to 5 feet with consistent care. It does well in seacoast conditions and is deer resistant.

A Bit More

A lush and very popular evergreen tree, the Ficus microcarpa nitida makes an attractive addition to the landscape where there is room. Achieving a 25-30 foot height and a 35-40 foot spread at a moderate to quick rate, its lime green new growth is stunning against the older, darker leaves. Densely foliated, it makes a wall of greenery where a hedge is desired but it can also make a nice tree when pruned appropriately. Best in Sunset Western Garden zones 9, 13, and 16-24, it is native to the Indonesian island of Borneo where rainforest is the primary ecosystem. As expected, regular watering is vitally important. It will need consistent shearing or pruning and may be kept to 5 feet with consistent care. It does well in seacoast conditions and is deer resistant.