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.
|Scientific Name:||Ficus microcarpa hillii|
|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|
|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|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.