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RUSTY-LEAF FIG
Ficus rubiginosa

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Photo Locations: Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Irvine, CA, San Diego, CA and Santa Barbara City College

General Notes

Produces aerial roots in humid areas.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Moraceae

Additional Common Names

RUSTY-LEAF FIG, RUSTY FIG, PORT JACKSON FIG, LITTLE-LEAF FIG

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 35 - 50 feet.

Width: 35 - 60 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

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

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

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

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 18 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

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

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