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Ficus microcarpa 'Golden Gate'

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Description

Golden Gate Ficus is a cultivar most commonly used in bonsai.  For this reason, it has a diminutive stature and grows well indoors.  It grows somewhat faster and is easier to care for than other bonsai species, making it great for first-timers.  Keep it in a sunny, warm location with consistent moisture.

 

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Bonsai Garden
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#small tree#small spaces#container plant#tree#bonsai#interiorscape#indoor tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#small spaces#container plant#tree#bonsai#interiorscape#indoor tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ficus
    Species:
    microcarpa
    Family:
    Moraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Irregular
    Multi-stemmed
    Multi-trunked
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Flower Description:
    Like other Ficus species, the flower is inverted. The reproductive structures are located within the teardrop shape.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, teardrop-shaped leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Attractive greyish bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Small Space
    Design Feature:
    Specimen