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Ficus lyrata

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Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Native to tropical Africa.

Family: Moraceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 40 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Green Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 22 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but 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 Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container, Buffer Strip or Shade Tree.

Bonsai or Espalier.

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

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.