Ficus citrifolia

wild banyan-tree

Moraceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 (70) ft
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      red,purple
Noted for: Interesting foliage, interesting bark

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a large specimen tree.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Many birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and find cover in this plant. Larval host for ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) butterflies, Edwards' wasp (Lymire edwardsii) and fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus) moths.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist sites. Hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11