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By Bernieh


City Botanic Garden - Brisbane, Queensland

Weeping Fig Tree Walk



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What wonderul large Weeping Figs.

14 May, 2009

 

Marguerite:

I thought they might be also...they are growing so upright...in San Diego they grow wider than so upright.

They could be Ficus benjamina 'Exotica?'

They are absolutely beautiful trees.

17 May, 2009

 

Delonix & Marguerite - the leaflet just said these were Ficus Benjamina planted in the late 19th century. At the end of this walk was a Ficus Religiosa which I didn't get a photo of - batteries in my camera went dead. That was an amazing tree.

17 May, 2009

 

Bernieh:

There's a variety of Ficus benjamina variety called 'Exotica' which tends to grow more upright than wide...many times they are just labeled Ficus bejamina.

Ficus religiosa is an incredible tree. I know of some very large trees that were planted by a famous horticulturist, Kate Sessions. She planted many of the unsusual trees of its time in Balboa Park and throughout San Diego around 1900 or so.

17 May, 2009

 

Thanks Delonix - they certainly are quite an upright ficus.

17 May, 2009

 

Yes, they are...I would love to see some F. benjamina growing upright like these trees here.

17 May, 2009



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