Weeping Fig, Chinese Banyan 'Variegata'

Ficus benjamina

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: benjamina (ben-juh-MYE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Santee, California

Saint Cloud, Florida

Smithfield, North Carolina

Broaddus, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 4, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a very common cultivar but differs from Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' in having normal leaves in every way except some very pale variegation along the edges, and the colored part of the leaf overall is paler than normal. Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' is similar only the leaves tend to be flatter, with nearly half the leaf variegated and the variegated portion is nearly a pure white coloration- sort of an extreme version of the variegated cultivar.

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