The Ficus Bussei is a fig species that is native to the tropical regions of Africa. It is an evergreen tree that can reach heights of up to 60 feet tall. The Ficus Bussei has dark green leaves that are oval in shape and have a smooth texture. This fig species produce edible fruit, which is enjoyed by both people and animals. The Ficus Bussei is also popular for its ornamental value. It is commonly used in landscaping projects and can be found in tropical gardens around the world.
Origins: Central and South America
Zones: USDA 11 (warmest)
Life Span: Perennial
Height: Can grow up to 30m (98.42ft)
Flowers: Small, greenish-yellow flowers that lack petals and are borne in clusters
Fruit & Seeds: Ficus Bussei produces a small, dark fruit that is eaten by birds
Leaves: The leaves of this species are large, glossy, and leathery
Uses: The wood of Ficus Bussei is used in construction and for making furniture
The tree also provides shade and shelter, and the latex from the tree can be used for making rubber. The fruit is eaten by birds, and the leaves are browsed by mammals. This species is also used as an ornamental plant.