General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: to 100 feet
Plant Spread: 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Resistances: Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Weeping Fig
  • Chinese Banyan
  • Benjamin Fig
  • Ficus Tree

Photo Gallery
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Bonsai, started 1995, trained since 1999
Location: Barcelona, Spain |April, 2023 (uploaded. This image is much older)
Date: 2023-04-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-12-07
There's a smaller Norfolk Is Pine in picture too.
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2017-12-05
Bonsai, started 1995, trained since 1999
Location: sumatera indonesia
Date: 2018-11-06
some seedling shows caudex forming roots
Photo by sedumzz
Location: San Diego, California     
Date: 2015-01-09 
Trained as a hedge
Location: sumatera indonesia
Date: 2018-12-09
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-01
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2015-09-30
Ficus Benjamin, Weeping Fig
Location: my garden, Florida
Date: 2018-07-11
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-10-13
Location: Fort Worth Botanic
Date: 2017-11-18
Location: Houston area
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2009-06-20
Location: Pot Collection
Date: 2015-03-30
I've slowly pulled up the roots to showcase them
Location: Pot Collection
Date: 2015-03-30
This has been "in training" for 3 years
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-07-24
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-05-22

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2012-12-29
Location: Sunriver Nursery, Orem Utah
Date: 2011-11-26
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2008-08-28

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: Houston area

Date: 2012-12-01

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: Botanical garden of Madeira
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-07-24

Date: 2016-08-13
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 2013-10
20 years in my care: mixed planting of plain and variegated forms
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  • Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Aug 23, 2014 12:46 PM concerning plant:
    This fig, commonly sold as a house plant, has been planted outdoors in warm winter areas. It grows very large and is considered a danger to property. It has weak limbs that break in high winds, a very thick leaf canopy, and a shallow root system, so the trees are prone to uprooting during high wind events such as tropical storms. Not recommended to plant within 60ft of any building.
Plant Events from our members
skylark On February 15, 2022 Cuttings took
cut off 1" thick 2' tall trunk from main pot
skylark On July 15, 2019 Potted up
air-layered 3 plain green branches: wired prior year to merge them
marierm68 On April 8, 2007 Obtained plant
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