SelecTree: Tree Detail
GREEN GEM INDICA FIG LAUREL
Ficus microcarpa 'Green Gem'
Photo Locations: LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Resistant to thrips.
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
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.
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
Hedged or Topiary.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus microcarpa 'Green Gem' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
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