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Oxnard, CA

July 27, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6871319

Thanks for the article. The one picture of all the roots gave me a scare.

Is there a way to be sure mine don't get too overgrown for the location?

I have 2 that I planted about 3-4 months ago in bottomless planters. I think my yard is too small to get huge plants like I saw there.
McKinney, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2009
6:16 PM

Post #6871754

I recall back in the early 90's on a visit seeing some ficus trees in LA, perhaps the Hollywood area - the streets had names of trees. Each street was lined with that type of tree. The gigantic size of the trees on Ficus Lane blew me away. Never knew they could get 30-50 feet tall. Not knowing much about them back then, I thought they were just decorative container types...


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

July 28, 2009
4:24 AM

Post #6874088

They have pretty aggressive and invasive roots, but they can be cut back or pruned fairly easily (just need an axe or saw)... and they aren't as bad/strong as many other commonly planted street trees as far as lifting up concrete sidewalks go.

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