Ficus Nitida 24" box plant
Ficus Nitida
 

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Ficus Nitida

$15.00$165.00

Ficus are probably the most popular privacy hedge used in Los Angeles and Southern California. They’re fast growing, upright, and evergreen. Meaning they are always green, all year round. Plant them 2 – 3 feet apart in a row to create a fast growing privacy hedge. Use Ficus to block a view, create a border, or even reduce noise.  Ficus have very aggressive root systems, which is why they grow so fast. Be careful when planting near a wall or pavement, as they can possibly cause damage if allowed to grow large over time. Although Ficus can grow over 40 feet tall, they are often kept much shorter, about 10- 15 feet tall.

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We guarantee our plants to be true-to-name as labeled and in good health when they leave the nursery. Notify us immediately if there is a problem with any items in your order, such as damage to the plants. Plants are perishable, we do not provide unconditional replacement. If you experience a problem with a plant later in the growing season. We will be fair and will do our best to keep you satisfied. Depending on circumstances, we may offer a 1-time only half-price replacement of the cost of the plants. This half price replacement does not include shipping to send the replacement trees.  For more information, please visit our Guarantee and Returns  page

Ficus Nitida Plant Information and Care

Plant ficus nitida under the full sun and in soil that drains well. Water newly planted ficus regularly, about twice per week until they established. To create a clean formal hedge, use an electric trimmer to shape to the desired height.  Spring is the most important time to fertilize ficus plants. Use an all purpose fertilizers, such as a granular, 15-15-15 NPK plant food. These slow release fertilizers often last for about 2 months. So reapply during the Spring and Summer growing season.

Ficus are best used to create a fast growing hedge. However, if you are concerned about their root system causing damage, there’s another hedging, plant known as Ligustrum Japonica Texanum (Wax Leaf Privet). Ligustrum do not have invasive roots, and maybe more appropriate to grow large near concrete sidewalks and patios.

 

Specifications

Watering

Regular

Maintenance

Low

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Botanical Name

Ficus Nitida

Plant Type

Evergreen

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