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Ficus cyathistipula (Ficus cyathistipula)

My Ficus cyathistipula is turning into a monster. This Fig, which is native to tropical central Africa grows very quickly here in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Oct. 1, 2011.

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That is big.

5 Oct, 2011


I keep cutting it back..and it grows even faster. :>)

5 Oct, 2011


Oh, well at least it gives you some shade!

5 Oct, 2011


It only shades the Algerian Ivy (Hedera canariensis) below.

It does block out some of the street noise, though.

5 Oct, 2011


That is really big and so close to your home to does it block out the light in your home Andy. Funny how the more you cut it back the more it grows .

9 Sep, 2017


It's actually quite a distance from the house. However, it's the angle which it was taken that makes it look closer. It does have quite a spread, though.

It's actually bigger this photo was taken 6 years ago.

10 Sep, 2017


Ahrr right I understand now. It must be really huge no then is it facing south.

10 Sep, 2017


Yes, it's really huge. I need to cut, cut cut. lol!

The whole back yard is south-facing. The whole house is bombarded with solar radiation all day because it's a south-facing hill.

10 Sep, 2017


I can see why your plants burn then esoecially being on a hill. Thdy always say here best go nuy a house south facing you get sun a day long

11 Sep, 2017


This tree is good for shade. This tree has never burned even during the hottest and driest conditions. Most Ficus species tolerate intense heat without any's just the cold they hate!

12 Sep, 2017


Thats good then for shade . It must be hardy not to burn . Yes I can understand like so much heat it cant stand the cold.

13 Sep, 2017


Yes, most Ficus species are very good shade trees...and yes they are tropical. Ficus carica (common fig) is the only really hardy species.

14 Sep, 2017


Is that because the common Ficus carica is a native to that area why its so hardy.

14 Sep, 2017


Yes, Ficus carica is native to the Mediterranean. So, it gets a little colder there. Most Ficus species are native to very tropical areas.

18 Sep, 2017


Thats good then that it can grow in different climates.

19 Sep, 2017


Yes, some varieties can grow from zone 4 and higher. Most commercial fig growing is done in zone 9 and 10 here in California. We have the best climate in the U.S. for figs.

20 Sep, 2017


Thats great you have the best weather there for growin figs.

We grow fig trees here my mum had one.

20 Sep, 2017


Yes, the Central Valley of California has the best climate in the U.S. for figs.

Fig trees are very tough.

22 Sep, 2017


Does Central Valley grow them for the supermarkets .

They must be tough to grow here perhaps this song was made just for Fig trees lol

22 Sep, 2017


The Central Valley of California grows pretty much grows everything commercially (citrus, pistachios, almonds, avocados, pomegranate, grapes, cotton, alfalfa and walnut). It's one of the best climates in the world for agriculture. It's why California has a multi-billion dollar agriculture.

Here's a short article about the Central Valley.

It's funny, I have that tape by Billy Ocean from so many years ago.

22 Sep, 2017


Thanks Andy they grow quite a large variety on that map dont they pitty we could nt have more cotton here we get cheap materials at high prices that are inferior quality made seldom do we get woolen clothing or woolen coats like years ago either I dont buy jumpers here any more they are not fit for purpose for our weather and cheap crap poor quality even our shoes you have to go a size up as they are made to narrow no one can get boots to fit their ankles either they must think we are all sticks here.

22 Sep, 2017


You definitely don't want to get me started on the quality of good in the store and markets. I can go on and on....

28 Sep, 2017


lol you have nt heard me ? I ve even had the manager of Marks and Spencer phone me up asking my opinion after I ve complained. I would rather make my own or go to the 2nd hand shops where the cloths are better quality most of the time the real good second hand cloths go abroard to places in countries like Africa . You get better quality grom Europe.

28 Sep, 2017

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