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Cuban Laurel

Ficus microcarpa 'Nitida'

  • Common Name: Cuban Laurel
  • Scientific Name: Ficus microcarpa 'Nitida'
  • Family Name:  Moraceae
  • Origin:  India, Malaysia
  • Height:  40’
  • Width:  40’
  • Growth:  Medium
  • Zone:  9 -12
  • Light Needs:  Full sun to partial shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  Good
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Sandy soil, acidic to high alkaline
  • Soil Moisture:  Moist
  • Drought Tolerance:  Good
  • Pests/Diseases: Susceptible to thrip.
  • Growing Conditions: Moderate
  • Characteristics: Has a rounded dense crown with long dangling aerial roots. Considered invasive and can lift sidewalks and pavements. 
  • Propagation: Seed.
  • Wildlife: Does not attract wildlife.
  • Facts:  Can be a shrub, tree, or vine.  A subtropical and tropical tree, it requires a warm climate and humidity.  This plant is used medically in India, China, Japan.
  • Designer Considerations: Ornamental plant, shade tree, specimen, Bonsai. 

Cuban Laurel


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