Ficus microcarpa hillii ‘Flash’

A fast growing tree that is useful for quick and thick screening and hedging, and if let to grow naturally, as a shade tree for larger gardens and parks. Like most plants from the fig family, the root system can be on the aggressive side, so be careful where you plant it. It will withstand boggy periods and root disturbance, and grow in sun and part shade. It is very amenable to hard pruning to shape it, so is also good for bonsai and topiary work.

Family:Moraceae
Scientific Name:Ficus microcarpa hillii
Cultivar:Flash
Common Name:Fig
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:8 ~ 12 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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