moreton-bay

Moreton Bay Fig

$65.00

Moreton Bay Fig

Ficus macrophylla

This tree is truly spectacular. A massive giant with unbelievable buttress roots that can grow to be the height of a person. They’ll be planted on the slopes of the hill on the northern side of the property so that their roots will descend to the long entrance driveway.

 

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Detailed Description

From Wikipedia

Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay fig, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the family Moraceae that is a native of most of the eastern coast of Australia, from the Atherton Tableland (17° S) in the north to the Illawarra (34° S) in New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in QueenslandAustralia. It is best known for its beautiful buttress roots.

As Ficus macrophylla is a strangler fig, seed germination usually takes place in the canopy of a host tree and the seedling lives as an epiphyte until its roots establish contact with the ground. It then enlarges and strangles its host, eventually becoming a freestanding tree by itself. Individuals may reach 60 m (200 ft) in height. Like all figs, it has an obligate mutualism with fig wasps; figs are only pollinated by fig wasps, and fig wasps can only reproduce in fig flowers.


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