Ficus macrocarpa var. crassifolia

COMMON NAME

Wax Ficus

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Moraceae

NOTES

Two of the most common forms are Ficus 'Green Mound' with heavy-textured pointed leaves with the plant growing to a height of 6 feet, while Ficus 'Green Island' has somewhat smaller rounded leaves and it grows prostrate to only 3 to 4 feet in height.  Both make good choices for groundcovers if pruned to keep low and both are used for bonsai. 

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southern Taiwan

NATIVE HABITAT

tropical rainforests, river edges, coasts, swamps and mangroves

WEB SOURCES

tropplants.com

horticulturist.com



Ficus microcarpa var. crassifolia