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Ficus lutea

Giant-Leaved Fig

Lutea refers to the yellow fruit.
SA Tree No: 
61
Plant Type: 
General Size: 
Shrub Size: 
Medium
Long Description: 
An evergreen tree with a neatly flat topped canopy often twice as wide as the tree is tall. It has enormous leaves epitomising a tropical bounty. The figs are yellow, furry and fairly small and borne on terminal branches. They attract birds and bats. It likes good rainfall and will tolerate wind and salty sea spray. The name is derived from the Hebrew fag or the Persian fica referring to the edible figs.Host plant of the Fig Tree Blue butterfly and it is pollinated by a wasp.
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