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CUBAN LAUREL
Ficus retusa

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Photo Locations: San Diego Zoo - San Diego, CA

General Notes

Trainable as a standard. Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to Southeastern Asia.

Family: Moraceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 60 feet.

Width: 40 - 60 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).

Red Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small to Medium (0.25 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 9, 13 and 16 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 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 and Thrip.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Special Uses & Values

Container, Buffer Strip, Shade Tree or Street Tree.

Bonsai or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus retusa Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 10, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-retusa >

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.