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Ficus macrophylla - Desf. ex Pers.

Common Name Moreton Bay Fig
Family Moraceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rainforests[260].
Range Australia - Queensland, New South Wales.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Ficus macrophylla Moreton Bay Fig


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Ficus macrophylla is an evergreen Tree growing to 35 m (114ft 10in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

The fruit is 18 - 25mm in diameter[265].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Grows well by the sea[260]. This species is not very cold tolerant, probably tolerating temperatures down to about -3°c[260]. It succeeds outdoors at Tresco on the Scilly Isles though it is unlikely to succeed anywhere on mainland Britain. 193109 200

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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