SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Disneyland - Anaheim, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA
Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Trainable as a standard. Grows to 100 feet in height and much wider in its native habitat.
Native to India and Malaysia.
Additional Common Names
RUBBER TREE, INDIA RUBBER FIG, RUBBER PLANT, DECORA TREE
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 45 feet.
Width: 25 - 30 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).
Green Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 13, 16 - 17 and 19 - 24; H1, H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 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.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container, Screen or Shade Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus elastica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-elastica >