Ficus range of growth in US Southwest
Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:54 AM
Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:02 AM
The way of the transgressor is hard
Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:28 PM
Posted 18 July 2006 - 04:53 PM
Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:28 PM
Dracanea draco is hardy in the bay area..not one of the local botanical gardens has one. The same for Schefflera puckleri..and many Ficus like auriculata.
Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:03 PM
Have been collecting Ficus for some time now in my "ficarium" with climate conditions similar as San Diego it's real fun to be able to SEE a plant grow from a pinpoint seed to a meter high in just a year.
This is my list:
Most of them are no more than two years old: the dry weather species have problems in the winter but always come back.
Looking for F.dammarops and F.religiosa var"krishna" now can anybody help?
Sunset zone 24
Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:15 AM
All are outdoor all year.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:20 AM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:36 AM
F. nitida had little damage each winter and has continued to get bigger during the summers. It is till small though. 3 feet across and 3 feet tall. Even survived 1/4 inch ice on the leaves. Seems to be a tough ficus.
I have seen 1 or 2 large ficus in Corpus Christi and Galveston with aerial roots formingn or already formed.
Austin, Texas, Zone 8b/9a
Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:26 PM
Ficus elastica in Phoenix
Ficus nitida and Delonix regia in Phoenix
Ficus benghalensis in Scottsdale
Ficus nitdia in Tucson
Ficus elastica in Phoenix
Ficus nitdia in Yuma
Two more in Yuma.
An elastica in Tucson.
Some more F. nitdia in Scottsdale.
Ficus are great trees in zone 9b and 10a AZ.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:57 PM
However all that being said I would like to see more native Ficus of the Sonoran Desert used in cultivation in the Sonoran Desert. Call me crazy but it would seem like a decent idea. All the Ficus we saw in habitat can be found in Arizona, but just token plantings. And some of those Ficus we saw in Sonora are hardier than Ficus nitida. I plan to get back down to Sonora and collect some seeds.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 06:32 PM
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Posted 16 September 2006 - 12:43 AM
And, I've just planted an F. petiolaris from Mexico, with nice pink leaf veins, dang that thing's tough, like all else from Sonora . . . .
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:52 AM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 01:38 PM
Here are some ad's from the largest nursery in the state:
Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:35 PM
Inner Sunset District
San Francisco, California
Sunset zone 17
USDA zone 10a
21 inches / 530mm annual rainfall, mostly October to April
Humidity averages 60 to 85 percent year-round.
Summer: 67F/55F | 19C/12C
Winter: 56F/44F | 13C/6C
40-year extremes: 96F/26F | 35.5C/-3.8C
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:46 PM
Edited by Xenon, 04 March 2012 - 04:46 PM.
Katy, TX (Zone 9a)
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 AM
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