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PlantFiles: Loquat-leaved Ficus, Loquat Leaf Fig
Ficus saussureana

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: saussureana

Synonym:Ficus afzelii
Synonym:Ficus eriobotryoides
Synonym:Ficus princeps

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral eurokitty On Jun 9, 2006, eurokitty from Seattle, WA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have one of these trees in my yard (on an island on Florida's Gulf coast). However, it just isn't thriving. I'm not sure why. It looks like its dying, despite careful pruning, fertilizing it regularly and attentive watering during dry spells. It came with the house when we purchased it. The tree was planted onto a small hill and I am suspecting that this has something to do with it.

It flowers with a fragrant, white flower in the late autumn. I wish I could get it to do better and to bear fruit, which it doesn't do. It could be that it is not salt tolerant, or that its been through one too many windstorms.

Neutral palmbob On Dec 5, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Fuzzy-fruited ficus that, in the wild, is usually epiphytic, but can also be grown as a large landscape tree in warmer climates.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Holmes Beach, Florida
Labelle, Florida
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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