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RUBBER TREE
Ficus elastica

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Photo Locations: Disneyland - Anaheim, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Trainable as a standard. Grows to 100 feet in height and much wider in its native habitat.

Native to India and Malaysia.

Family: Moraceae

Additional Common Names

RUBBER TREE, INDIA RUBBER FIG, RUBBER PLANT, DECORA TREE

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 45 feet.

Width: 25 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. White.. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Green Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13, 16 - 17 and 19 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container, Screen or Shade Tree.

Espalier.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus elastica Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-elastica >

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