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Indian Laurel Fig

Indian Laurel Fig

Regular price $103.90 USD
Regular price Sale price $103.90 USD
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Plant Type: Plants & Trees
Plant Height: 25-30 feet
Spread: 25-40 feet
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Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

The Indian Laurel Fig, scientifically known as Ficus microcarpa, is a highly versatile and aesthetically pleasing tree, making it a popular choice for landscaping in Arizona's diverse environments. This evergreen species, often seen in its variegated form, is renowned for its lush foliage and adaptability, making it an excellent choice for adding greenery and shade to the arid Arizona landscape.

One of the key features of the Indian Laurel Fig is its dense canopy of glossy, dark green leaves, which provide a vibrant contrast against the typically stark desert scenery. This dense foliage makes it an ideal natural screen for privacy or as a windbreak. The leaves are large and provide substantial shade, creating cooler areas that are especially valued during the hot Arizona summers.

The Indian Laurel Fig is known for its adaptability to a range of urban environments and can tolerate a variety of soil types, though it prefers well-drained soils. While it is drought-tolerant once established, it benefits from regular watering during the initial growth period and the dry months, typical of Arizona's climate.

This tree is also known for its robust growth. It can reach significant heights and spreads if not pruned regularly. This vigorous growth makes it important to consider the tree's placement in relation to buildings, sidewalks, and other structures, as its roots can be invasive and may disrupt pavements or foundations if planted too close.

In urban and suburban settings, the Indian Laurel Fig is often used for street planting, in parks, and as a feature tree in residential and commercial landscapes. Its ability to be pruned into various shapes also makes it popular for creating hedges or topiaries, offering versatility in landscape design.

One aspect to be mindful of is the potential for the tree to drop leaves and fruits, which can create some maintenance requirements. Placement should be considered to minimize any inconvenience from falling debris, especially near pools, patios, or walkways.

In summary, the Indian Laurel Fig is a valuable addition to Arizona landscapes, offering lush foliage, shade, and privacy. Its adaptability to urban conditions, tolerance to drought, and aesthetic appeal make it a favored choice for enhancing the greenery and comfort of both residential and commercial outdoor spaces.

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