Indian Laurel Fig | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa nitida) thrives in the mild coastal climates and in the hottest of desert environments, providing a lush green appearance into even the most water stingy landscapes. Deep water while young establishes a strong root system able to withstand the most stringent water restrictions.

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Water Needs

Moist soil


Full sun to partial shade


35 feet

Growth Rate

24 inches per season




Mostly Green small follicle

Pest & Disease

Susceptible to Thrip

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