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Strangler fig

Ficus obliqua

Also known as

Small-leaved fig

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60m

Max

60m

Min

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Strangler fig Overview

This species has a pale-grey, buttressed trunk and small, glossy evergreen leaves. It can grow to 60m in height and breadth. The tree starts life as a banyan, growing on other plants and rocks. F. obliqua bears yellow fruit that turn red at any time of year. The fruit is an inverted inflorescence with flowers lining an internal cavity.

Common problems with Strangler fig

How to propagate Strangler fig

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings.

Layering

Air layering in summer.

Other uses of Strangler fig

Used as a tree for shade in public parks and spaces