SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Pismo Beach, CA, Orange, CA, Alamedas Plazas and Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and Los Angeles, CA
Susceptible to mealybugs. This common attractive houseplant, grows to great heights and widths in tropical climates.
Native to India and Malaysia.
Additional Common Names
WEEPING CHINESE BANYAN, WEEPING FIG
Compact and Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 60 - 100 feet.
Width: 50 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Glossy Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Red Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13 and 23 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mealy Bugs, Scales and Spider Mites, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered High.
Special Uses & Values
Espalier or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus benjamina Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-benjamina >