Ficus Nitida Column (Indian Laurel Fig) is well known to Southern California residents. Thick dark green leaves cover the upright branches of this fast growing evergreen tree. It makes a superb street or lawn tree in frost-free areas. It also does well as a patio container plant. Thought it is commonly grown as a tree Ficus Nitida can also be managed into a large “screen” hedge.
Select a well-draining, sunny location where shade is desired. The Ficus nitida tree grows into a large tree that provides heavy year-round shade when it reaches maturity.Water when the soil is dry to the touch. Ficus nitida is a tropical tree and requires consistently moist soil.Ficus nitida generally doesn't require fertilizer when planted in soil that is rich in organic matter.