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Ficus gasparriniana var. laceratifolia is often confused with:
Ficus neriifolia
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Begonia masoniana
Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum Leaf blade
Senecio crassissimus Senecio crassissimus form

Ficus gasparriniana var. laceratifolia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
Fy-kus gas-par-rin-ee-AY-nuh
Description

Christmas Fig is a plant in the Moraceae family native to China that produces showy summer fruits that turn red and last until winter.  This hardy fig is interesting in that every leaf is a different shape and has a sand-papery texture.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#winter interest#interesting leaves#winter fruits#rough leaves#tropical shrub#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#container plant#winter interest#interesting leaves#winter fruits#rough leaves#tropical shrub#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ficus
    Species:
    gasparriniana
    Family:
    Moraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Snow pea-sized axillary fruit form in early summer and turns red in July, and is showy until Christmas.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green random shaped leaves rough sandpaper texture (scabrous).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses