Dense fast-growing evergreen hedging plant, that can also be trained as an elegant 'lollipop' standard tree for formal garden styles and indoor container planting. Happy in sun or part shade, grows in wet soils, responds well to pruning. Dense and robust.
image of Ficus hillii in Hyde Park Sydney: Malcolm Locke via Flickr leaf image: Forest & Kim Starr via Flickr topiary image : cultivar413 via Flickr cropped to size.
DESCRIPTION: Leafy upright fig, dense glossy evergreen foliage, ideal grown in containers and used for hedging and groundcover. Often found trained as a standard (one single trunk with a 'lollipop' head.) USE IN: Indoor and outdoor container planting, formal fast-growing hedging, specimen planting and topiary. PLANTING: Suited to full sun and shade, perfect for almost anywhere frost-free. Prefers a moist soil; water during dry periods. CARE: Mulch and water with a seaweed based fertiliser on planting to reduce transplant shock, follow with regular watering until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune to help maintain a tidy growth habit or to shape as preferred. Apply a slow release fertiliser twice yearly and protect from frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 8m H x 3m W if grown as a tree. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide