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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.

Benjamina Ficus Tree

Low Maintenance Indoor/Outdoor Ficus


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
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:

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.

Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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      •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 recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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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 .

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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Love these ficus trees
I bought two Benjamina Ficus trees for my patio (one on each side of a picture window) to provide more privacy. They look beautiful and are doing great (had them about a year now). They can be shaped easily with pruning.
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September 15, 2014
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The tree was gorgeous when it arrived but it has lost a lot of leaves. I understand that is to be expected. I want to transplant it but don't know what potting soil to use and didn't want to traumatize it any more yet. Keeping it indoors.
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January 7, 2015
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Love the tree. Had it out on the screened in patio for the summer/autumn season - is now in my dining area in front of the window. Just wondering if it dropping leaves at this time is normal? Is it because being inside is too dry for it? Can't wait til it warms up enough to get it back outside - looks really good out there.
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what size pot is the ficus tree shipped in ?
john w on Jan 23, 2015
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I ve just received my ficus benjamin.what size pot do i need to transplant it to if i m keeping indoors? how often do i water the ficus?
guzel g on Nov 5, 2014
Best Answer: I would put it in a 7 gallon pot to start and work your way up to 15 gallons. As far as watering goes you will want to wait until it is dry a few inches down before watering it again.
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is the planter included in the height of the plant? I n other words the the 3 -4 feet includes from the planter or pot to the maximum height of the plant?
josefina m on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: The size of the tree is determined from the soil line. The pot isn't included in the over all height of the tree.
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DALE C on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 to 4 ft Benjamina Ficus Tree is currently in stock. It will be anywhere between 3 to 4 feet when shipped.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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Do you have any braided ficus tress for sale, that are a minimum of 8-9'? Do you ship to Florida?
Cindy K on Jan 30, 2015
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will it grow in a high humidity and temp environment?
kevin h on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: I can only answer 1/2 of your question. Yes it will do fine in high temps but since I kept mine outside in El Paso TX where it's desert conditions I'm not sure about the humidity issue.
Reply · Report · Ann R on Aug 2, 2014
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We got the ficus a couple of weeks ago, however now it is loosing its leaves.....help.....?
Ami S on Dec 26, 2014
Best Answer: Your tree is most like getting used to it's new environment. Trees will commonly drop their leaves in new homes to save energy, and grow new ones upon adjusting to their new surroundings.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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my trees have black mold onleafs how do i care for it ?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2014
Best Answer: Fungicide spray works great. There are also home remedies you can use. One is water and dawn dish soap in a spray bottle, 1tbsp cooking oil with a gallon water, or 2tbsp apple cider vinegar to a gallon of water.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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How to transition plant from outside to inside in the fall?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: Our tree stays in a sunroom throughout most of the year, until dead of winter. We then bring it in to a room that gets the most sun. The tree will shed some during the winter, but come spring the leaves come back.
Reply · Report · TONYA D on Sep 14, 2014
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Are your ficus single trunks or braided? Can you buy either type?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: They are braided and I don't think you can get them without but in my honest opinion the braided look is very attractive.
Reply · Report · Katie N on Sep 2, 2014
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How do you trim a ficus tree?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: It's best to prune or shape your Bejamina Ficus in the late Winter. However you can prune your tree during any time of the year. Make your cuts at the desired size or shape you would like to keep your tree. Cut the branches at 45 degree angles facing upward to promote new growth.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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how tall will ficus grow in outside courtyard?
Michelle on Jan 19, 2015
Best Answer: Outside they are known to grow up to 60ft tall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 21, 2015
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how tall will ficus grow outside?
Michelle on Jan 19, 2015
Best Answer: They are known to grow up to 60ft tall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 21, 2015
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when the ficus tree has outgrown it's pot ?
cathie r on Dec 30, 2014
Best Answer: Benjamina Ficus Trees need to be re-potted about every two years.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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how do you know when the tree has out grown it's pot ?
cathie r on Dec 30, 2014
Best Answer: The most obvious signs are when you see root emerging at the top or coming out of the bottom of the container.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 21, 2015
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can i purchase a benjamina ficus from you already in a pot? I want to send it as a thank you gift to my brother in law
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: The only pots we send them in are recyclable nursery pots. Sorry!
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How cold can the ficus stand?
Herb H. H on Oct 4, 2014
Best Answer: The Benjamin Ficus is good for growing outdoors in zones 8-11, it can withstand temperatures down to about 10 degrees.

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If a branch breaks off can u save the tree. ?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. We have to cut the branches back after growing our Ficus outside for the summer
Reply · Report · John M on Sep 22, 2014
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What type of pot does it come in?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: It comes in a black plastic pot, unless the pot is too large for shipment. Then the Ficus is carefully removed from the pot and the roots are wrapped in burlap.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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What should the pH of Ficus benjamina be? This is for out door growing in hedge form. Thank you.
Walter M on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: Benjamina Ficus Trees grow best in soils with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
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Can the Benjamin ficus take the hot afternoon from the west in southern California pasadena ca on patio?
Rosemarie H on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Bejamina Ficus will do very well on a patio in Pasadena CA. It can take the heat!
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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are your ficus trees shipped bare root or potted? and if potted in what size pot?
s c on May 12, 2015
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do you have any taller ones?
susan s on Apr 20, 2015
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how large will this grow indoors?
arthur r on Feb 28, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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