Ficus citrifolia

Wild Banyan-tree

Moraceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:NA
Fruit Color:Red,purple
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting bark, Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Use as a large specimen tree.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Alkaline

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Many birds and other wildlife consume the fruit and find cover in this plant.

Insects:
 

Larval host for ruddy daggerwing (Marpesia petreus) butterflies, Edwards' wasp (Lymire edwardsii) and fig sphinx (Pachylia ficus) moths.

It is pollinated by a host-specific wasp (Pegoscapus tonduzi).

Native Habitats:Dry-moist sites. Hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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