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GREEN GEM INDICA FIG LAUREL
Ficus microcarpa 'Green Gem'

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Photo Locations: LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Resistant to thrips.

Family: Moraceae

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 45 - 55 feet.

Width: 40 - 55 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

Mostly Green Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9, 13 and 16 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Thrip.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged or Topiary.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus microcarpa 'Green Gem' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-microcarpa-green-gem >

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