Port Jackson Fig, Rusty Fig, Little-leaf Fig

Ficus rubiginosa

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: rubiginosa (roo-bij-ih-NO-suh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fountain Valley, California

Hayward, California

Long Beach, California

Oceanside, California

Temecula, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 15, 2014, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I have had one for many years here in Hayward. No real damage from coldest weather...28f seemed to stress but caused no leaf burn.
I haven't seen any banyon roots..and its of a type that is glossy leafed above and below the leaf. I did try to reduce it for pot growth..and it refused to grow smaller leaves or to branch much. Its now in a large regular 16" pot and left to grow at will. Looks better then ever.
Full sun is best...and yet,it will survive deep shade and drought. A great evergreen Ficus.

Positive

On Feb 25, 2005, Kylecawaza from Corte Madera, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is one of the easiest ficus's to "Banyan" in Southern California. Water them a lot and don't trim them, and they can start putting out aerial roots. It is important not to trim them though.

Neutral

On Aug 13, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is not a tree I have tried to grow, but it is a magnficent landscaping tree here in Los Angeles, and the UCLA campus is covered with many very old specimens. The leaves have a rust colored underside that is spectacular looking in the wind. Nice thick trunks with long, twisted roots that tend to travel along the surface. THis Australian native does banyan (form drooping roots from the lower branches) in tropical climates.

BACK TO TOP