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Ficus lyrata - Fiddle-leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata - Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata - Fiddle-leaf Fig)

This Fiddle-leaf Fig is growing one block from the beach at Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA. Typically, this tropical African Fig tends to not like to grow so close to the beach. Photo taken June 21, 2011.

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nice specimen

25 Jun, 2011



Yes, it looks very good, considering it's so close to the beach. This tree typically doesn't like salty air. It grows much better at least a few miles from the coast.

26 Jun, 2011


just goes to show how nature can adapt to certain harsh environments..

26 Jun, 2011


It sure does. :>)

26 Jun, 2011


omg- good thing I bookmarked some photos for a second look. That's enormous. Did you ever see the trunk? Smooth or fluted?
btw,Andy..I could have "liked" thousands of your pics. But,always a rush to see "the next one".

3 Nov, 2014


It's really not so tall...only 30'. I've seen many much larger and taller. I see several F. lyrata along the freeways on my way to work.

This tree has a single trunk. I can't remember the specifics...even though I've seen it many times.

4 Nov, 2014

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