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Ficus thonningii


Ficus thonningii (Ficus thonningii)

This is a strangler fig growing in front of the San Diego Zoo. It has many aerial roots and additional trunks from the aerial roots.



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A bit different to my Bonsai Ficus retusa. I wish I could grow one of these. You have some very interesting photos.

17 Sep, 2008

 

Poaanua, this tree is very fast growing and has a massive root-system.
It could probably be grown as a bonsai though. I have seen many species of Ficus grown as bonsais. In the ground though, most Ficus grow to become extremely large trees. (12 - 35+ meters tall).

Ficus retusa (commonly called F. microcarpa or nitida here in California) is so widely used as a street tree from San Diego to The San Francisco Bay Area. Overall, they are clean, compact trees, except when they produce the thousands of figs which get smashed on pavement or stuck on ones shoes (personal experience).

I will post more pictures of interesting Ficus trees in the future. Ficus is one of my favorite trees.

17 Sep, 2008

 

Is this the roots its a lovely colour bark.

28 Jul, 2017



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