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Ficus platypoda 'ST1'

Rock Fig

Naturally occurring in rocky outcrops of central and northern Australia, this variety of fig has oval foliage that is thick and very heavily waxed almost like those of a rubber plant. It has a finely-textured grey bark and produces tiny, hard fruits which are about the size of marbles. These fruits start off yellow and change to orange as they ripen. Growing to around 8 metres, this is a good tree for pruning to a formal shape or size.

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This tree currently has the following pot sizes in production.
40cm/27L 1.5-1.8m Available now
Common Name Rock Fig
Foliage Evergreen 300
Form Oval 132
Mature Size 8 x 5m
Family Moraceae 11
Genus Ficus 10
Species Platypoda 1
This tree can be pruned to shape for a waxy screen to 8m. It also makes an attractive specimen tree.
Position & Soil
Prefers a moisture retentive but well drained soil in full sun.
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Based in Melbourne, Australia, our trucks deliver into Melbourne and its greater metropolitan area, Monday to Friday only. We utilise green life freight companies to deliver beyond that point into country Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. We have certification ICA42 for the treatment of Myrtaceae stock delivered into South Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to deliver into Western Australia and Tasmania. International delivery is not offered.

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