Indian Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig  - Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig

Ficus retusa nitida

Indian Laurel Fig is a great choice for a larger screening hedge plant.  It grows quickly so you can screen off unsightly walls, fences, or neighboring views.  There are also other practical uses for this plant.  Since it has tight dense foliage, it can be used for topiaries.  It can be potted for a small patio tree, espalliered to a wall, or even used as shade tree.  Plant in full sun and provide deep watering in the Summer months.   Be careful, because this tree can reach up to 60 feet tall and has invasive roots.  Make sure not to plant this near any hardscape surfaces, walls, foundations, or piping.  Native to Borneo Islands.  USDA Zone 9-10. 

Note:  5 gallon sizes may range from 3' to 4'.  15 gallon sizes may range from 5-6' by 14" wide.  These are averages.  Please inquire if you desire a more specific current height spec.  


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Full Sun/lite Shade

Water Needs: Moderate/regular

Bloom Season: Na

Mature Height: 50-60'

Mature Width: 50-60'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Indoor Plants, Tropical Garden, Zen Garden


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $69.00
Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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