Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
Ficus superba var. henneana
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - April
|Common name ||deciduous fig, cedar fig|
|Scientific name ||Ficus superba var. henneana (Miq.) Corner|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From the Latin name for Ficus carica, the edible fig.
Species: superb; outstanding. Subspecies named after M. Henne, the original collector.
|Distribution ||From north-eastern Queensland to southern New South Wales, and in the north of the Northern Territory.|
|Native habitat ||It grows in monsoon forests and dry rainforests and is often prominent in coastal districts. |
|Description || |
A small to medium tree with long, slender spreading or weeping branches.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Fruits in autumn.|
Location in Garden
You can see it and many other native figs in our Fig Arboretum.
A decorative tree with a short deciduous period, it is suitable for parks and large gardens where the generous fruiting attracts birds. The fruit is edible and turns purple when ripe.
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