Ficus 'Indian Laurel' (Ficus nitida)
The Ficus 'Indian Laurel' is one of the best medium to large shade trees you can find! Ficus nitida is native to Asia and Hawaii and is an evergreen tree ideal for growing in the Southwest. In fact, this single-trunk variety loves to grow where there's plenty of full sun exposure. Of course, one of its big selling features is its wide spreading canopy, which features lush green foliage that adds beauty to any environment. We love to plant them on any landscape that could benefit from its generous shade capability. When properly placed around a home, its canopy can provide enough shade to help cool the home, which can lead to lower utility bills and a more comfortable indoor environment during those hot days.
As great as this Indian Laurel Ficus tree is for shade, it can also add some much-needed privacy. We love to plant them around property lines, where they can block out unwanted views in style and help homeowners achieve their own private backyard paradise! After all, Ficus nitida fits well with any tropical theme landscape, so they look fantastic planted with palm trees and other plants. It has a fast growth rate, so you won't be waiting too long for it to add shade and privacy into your landscape. Best of all, once established, this drought-tolerant tree keeps its lush green appearance even in the most water-wise landscapes! Are you looking for a tree to act as a natural sound barrier? People that live near busy streets will want to plant Ficus 'Indian Laurel' trees, as it can help reduce noise, while adding some valuable curb appeal too!
Shade, privacy, beauty - this tropical tree has got it all and then some! Of course, if you want to bring instant natural maturity to your site today, we recommend buying as big as you can, and at Moon Valley Nurseries we have the bigger trees available right now!
- Fast growing evergreen tree, so you don't have to wait too long before you can enjoy all the benefits it provides
- A ficus nitida hedge provides excellent privacy - block out unwanted views in style or create a backyard paradise!
- Excellent shade tree - wide spreading canopy to cool you off during those sunny outdoor days!
- Can act as a natural sound barrier - great for planting near busy streets such as highways and freeways!