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Ficus elastica ‘Decora Variegata’ - Variegated Rubber Tree


Ficus elastica ‘Decora Variegata’ - Variegated Rubber Tree

This tree isn’t used too often as a landscape tree because it’s so variegated. Typically other varieties like F. elastica’Decora’ ‘Burgundy’ is more seen as a large tree along with the green form. Photo taken April, 20, 2021.



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I like the variegation to it, lovely shape too.

24 Apr, 2021

 

good specimen.

24 Apr, 2021

 

I have potted. As the photos shows- it can get sizable and very fast at it. I have mine in a 20" pot..its more than filled it with roots,and last year I cut much of the top to force it into a fuller form. No doubt if I had planted it ? It would be a full blown tree in about five years after being in a Walmart pot the size of a dixie cup when I bought it.
They catch the eye.

24 Apr, 2021

 

Thanks everyone. 😁

Stan, I know how fast it grows. I used to have two large F. elatica ‘Decora’ ‘Burgundy’ trees when I lived in Hayward. They grow from 3’ to 8’ tall within a little more than a year..then the December 90’ devastating 250 year freeze hit and killed them both!

26 Apr, 2021



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