A Low Maintenance Shrub That’s High on the Savvy Gardener’s Wish List
The versatile Ficus ‘Green Island’ is an innovative addition to your yard. Don’t let the name “ficus” scare you. This variety will not overpower your garden, as it grows slowly and is easy to keep at your desired height. It’s is wonderfully textured, with deep green glossy leaves that somewhat resemble a jade plant.
Native to the tropics of Asia, it thrives in warmer weather and prefers well-drained soil. Plant it in full sun to partial shade. This easy care beauty ranges in height from 3 to 4.5 feet tall. It is drought and salt-tolerant. Please note, the milky sap inside stems can cause skin irritations. Wear gloves when trimming and handling cuttings.