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Re: Large Ficus elastics in Mesa, AZ
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 1/27/2018, 11:32 am, in reply to "Large Ficus elastics in Mesa, AZ"
and that could be said about many people, plants, and places---we rarely can foresee what that cute little plant in a small pot may grow up to become. of course ficus are famous for becoming "jolly green giants" in the yard so this picture merely confirms the expectation. that said, it' interesting to see that the "rubber plant" can tolerate either hot summers in Arizona or rather cool summers on the California coast---heat or lack of same is NOT the deciding factor in it's success.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks
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