Plant ID forum: Any idea what this is?

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Gingageo
Jan 18, 2017 12:06 AM CST
Hi,
My wife and I are trying to figure out what plant this is. It's a tree (maybe a shrub?) which came with the house when we bought it. It is currently in a pot, is about 2m tall, about 1m in width, has light grey bark, tear drop shaped green leaves which are about the same colour on both sides. It has small veins in the leaves which are largely bilaterally symmetrical from a median vein. Leaves are smooth and kind of waxy. Width of trunk is about 20 cm or a bit less and branches begin near the base of the trunk.

Thanks so much in advance for any help you could give us,
Kind regards,
Gingageo

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purpleinopp
Jan 18, 2017 6:01 AM CST
If you are in a frost-free area, compare to Ficus benjamina. Check for white sap by removing a leaf. (Latex, wash off of skin to avoid finding out if it gives you a rash.)
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plantladylin
Jan 18, 2017 9:52 AM CST
It sure looks like Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
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Zencat
Jan 18, 2017 9:57 AM CST
I agree And a nice gift. You're lucky to have gotten it with the house.
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 10:29 AM CST
I agree Leave it where it is if you can. When you move them, they drop most of the leaves and take a while to recover.
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woofie
Jan 18, 2017 10:51 AM CST
I agree. Ficus benjamina, and a very nice one at that.
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DaisyI
Jan 18, 2017 11:21 AM CST
I bet its still there because it has rooted into the soil below the pot.
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2017 11:26 AM CST
Ha, I agree To be that old and that large, it has to be rooted down! I love seeing these plants outdoors. You're lucky to have such a great old plant.
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Gingageo
Jan 18, 2017 11:07 PM CST
Thank you all so much for your replies! I'll keep it where it is then Smiling I'm so glad to finally have an answer.

Thank you again!

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