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I love this tree! Ficus trees look so stately and elegant near front doors, patios, or indoors during the cold months. This is one of the easiest-to-grow ficus varieties available.

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Benjamina Ficus Tree

Low Maintenance Indoor/Outdoor Ficus


Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

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Planting Mix for Benjamina Ficus Tree
Benjamina Ficus Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Benjamina Ficus Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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Espoma Plant-Tone
Espoma Plant-Tone


Specially formulated to deliver dazzling results, Espoma Plant-Tone is a premium all-natural supplement for most all your plants, flowers and vegetables.

Plant-Tone's organic formula contains Espoma's own proprietary blend of essential microbes, prepared after evaluating the results from extensive tests conducted at leading research universities.

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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
      •Easy to grow
      •Drought tolerant
      •Pest and disease resistant
      •Ideal as a Potted Plant

The Benjamina Ficus Tree is a very popular landscaping tree, but recently it has been even more popular as a potted patio plant.

Benjamina Ficus Trees, also known as the Weeping Fig, look great when potted up and placed near doors, entry ways or even gardens. Once it gets cold, bring it inside, near a warm window, and you get a beautiful house plant, too!

We've seen these versatile trees potted up in kitchens, sunrooms, and even living rooms. All it needs is a sunny spot in your home and it thrives!

When potted, they only grow up to 6-10 ft. tall, so you don't have to worry about it getting too big for your home!

Benjamina Ficus Trees are excellent for shearing and sculpting.
This lovely tree with highly glossed deep green leaves can adapt to so many uses its amazing. The foliage has a natural weeping habit that is very ornamental. It is also very dense, so you can easily shape it into any form you'd like. If you choose to plant them in your landscape, you can easily sculpt them or leave them to grow into naturally formed beauty.

Benjamina Ficus Trees are evergreen in mild climates.
Your ficus will survive the occasional freeze. However, if you live in colder climates, be sure to bring it indoors during the winter months, and it won't drop its leaves.

Very Low Maintenance!
The Benjamina Outdoor Ficus Tree is so easy to grow, it can even go long periods of the day with no sunlight at all! This is a no-fuss tree... just give it some water and a little sun, and it won't give you any trouble. That’s all there is to it – it’s easy to grow this handsome tree in places where many other plants are unhappy.

Establishing Outdoor Ficus Trees is easier with well developed roots.
The easiest plants to grow will always be those with developed, sturdy root systems. For this reason, Fast Growing Trees holds all of our stock in the nursery a year longer than most other nurseries. We want your new Outdoor Ficus Tree to arrive ready to add instant beauty to your yard, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy watching it grow.




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-10 ft. Potted
Mature Width: 3-5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Adaptable
Botanical Name: Ficus benjamina
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Benjamina Ficus Tree can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Benjamina Ficus Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Benjamina Ficus Tree .

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Benjamina Ficus Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Benjamina Ficus Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.



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