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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Indian laurel curtain fig
Maylay banyan Chinese banyan glossy-leaf fig ginseng
Ficus microcarpa 'Ginseng'
Ficus can be evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs or climbers, with often leathery, simple, entire or lobed leaves and tiny flowers borne within a hollow receptacle which enlarges to form the fruit
F. microcarpa is a bushy evergreen shrub to 4m when grown in a container, with glossy dark green, ovate leaves; in warm climates grows into a large tree with abundant aerial roots
Ryukyu Is, Micronesia, Solomon Is, New Caledonia, SE Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow outdoors in humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with protection from wind in a frost-free area. Grow under glass in loam-based compost in full or filtered light. Can be grown as a bonsai
Propagate by seed, leaf-bud or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Prone to glasshouse red spider mite, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects under glass
Generally disease free
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