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Ficus, the partially dried fruit of Ficus carica (family Moraceae); used as a nutrient, mild laxative, and demulcent.
[L. ficus; A.S. fic]

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Ficus spp. See ficus tsiela.
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van Noort, SA12-CpT-F01, ex planted Ficus microcarpa, SAM-HYM-P046350 (SAMC); 11[female] 8[male] Somerset West, Mall parking area, 34[degrees]4.
Among the 12 species of Ficus investigated, the highest percentage of fibres in the TS of wood (i.
Instead, the broader-leafed Ficus elastica "Decora' has virtually taken its place.
If you have been thinking about growing a hedge, but are looking for something more exotic than ficus or privet, you might want to consider edible selections such as strawberry guava, pineapple guava, Valencia orange, 'Oro Blanco' grapefruit, 'Eureka' lemon, loquat or pomegranate.
Q: I live in an upper-level townhouse, and my neighbor below me has a ficus tree planted in her patio garden that has literally grown to the top of the building (probably at least 25-30 feet high).
If you are looking for trees that do not carry allergenic pollen, consider ficus species (although their invasive roots are another problem), pines (which often become too big for an average-size yard) and crepe myrtles.
Coyotes are very adaptable and love fruit, avocados and the berries from ficus trees.
For greens, the tiny leafed climbing ficus glues itself to walls in a lovely tracery - until it matures when its leaves blow out to a much larger and coarser size.
The yard has no irrigation and was infested with ficus root.
There is also variegated Vinca major with green-and-cream-colored leaves that is a matching companion to shrubs such as Pittosporum Tobira ``Variegata'' and trees such as Ficus benjamina ``Variegata.
Choose plants tolerant of higher levels of light like the Ficus benjamina which will provide pleasant dappled shade.