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Ficus squamosa

 
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Ficus squamosa
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Family: Moraceae (Mulberry)
Distribution: China
Description: A very rare and unusual fig from riverbanks of tropical and subtropical Asia. Each stem grows only a 2-3 ft tall, but the plant slowly spreads via stolons to form a colony. The long, narrow leaves are glossy and are borne in opposite pairs, unlike typical figs. The figs form on the lower parts of the stems, but without pollination they do not ripen or produce seeds. Prefers a shady location and moist, well-draining soil. It has proven to be an outstanding new landscape plant at Fairchild.

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