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Rubber tree freed.


By Stan510

Rubber tree freed. (Ficus elastica)

One thing about the Rubber tree in our dry climate and much sunny weather is..they grow almost formally into natural globes. In wet climates...they change into banyon trees..the canopy opens to let in more light.

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It looks good! Is it your tree?

18 Jul, 2017


No..this is near Davis in San Leandro..I was just driving around. The same day I came across the Hoffmann's former home.
A tree like this? Almost like a pet. Lots of character in the bay area where Rubber trees that are tree sized are harder to find then down south.

18 Jul, 2017


Yes, rubber trees are so common here. I drive by some really huge ones on the way home from work. I'm estimating one on the side of a hill (in a back yard) is most likely 80 ft. It's very upright. It was most likely planted when the house was build back in the early-to-mid 50's. Even the very common smaller ones are 30 to 40 ft tall.

19 Jul, 2017


I have seen these around here, and they seem to grow pretty fast. It has been a little wetter than last year, so the hills are still green.

9 Jul, 2019


Hills have browned..but it's been cool this July with a warmup starting. Can you believe the high yesterday was only 65f? Almost ten degrees below average.
As far as rubber plants I've really reduced the Ficus Ruby to a more hemisphere shape and about 8' tall in a 24" pot. What a bear to lift that..we juuuust got it off the ground and into a 3' "saucer"( kiddie pool) under it.
Should save lots of watering.

10 Jul, 2019


The large Ficus elastica 'Decora' trees here are growing like crazy! There's one which is most likely 75' plus tall, it lost several leaves this spring and now is so crowded with new leaves. It has a very upright growth.

I do notice every 3 to 5 years the Rubber trees thin out in late spring and regrow leaves very vigorously, again!

10 Jul, 2019

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