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PODIUM™ Ficus brachypoda ‘BWNPOD’ PBR

Podium Ficus brachypoda ‘BWNPOD’ 

  • Uniformity for a consistent street tree
  • Compact with a beautiful canopy
  • A hardy native fig

Description:

The Podium™ Fig is a beautiful native with a domed canopy, excellent as an evergreen shade tree. It ticks many boxes for a variety of commercial and residential landscapes, with a compact size of 6-9m. A uniform selection, great for streetscapes, while the common form is highly variable from 1-6m.

Podium™ Ficus has lush foliage, the leaves mature to a glossy deep green. It’s set apart from other species like F. rubiginosa, which tend to have a dull or glaucous leaf.

The Podium™ tree has a strong central trunk, with branches that form a great vase-like structure. Its bark is pale grey in colour with a smooth-fine texture. Unlike other Figs, it keeps a clear trunk. After 10 years of observations, no aerial roots have formed.

Podium™ Ficus is a safer tree. Fruiting is low, and smaller in size compared to other Figs. This means little fruit drop mess for paths, parks and streetscapes. Its flexible branches give it high wind tolerance, with no damage evident in cyclonic wind gusts up to 170 km/h.

Once established, Podium Ficus is drought tolerant and has moderate frost tolerance (tested down to -2°C). Protect from frost in first winter when young.

Size: 6-9m high x 6-9m wide.

Uses: Residential and commercial landscapes, shade tree, streetscapes, parks, large containers.

Position: Most soil types, avoid wet feet. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and light frost tolerance when established (down to -2°C). Sensitive to frost when young. Tolerates windy conditions.

Care: Most soil types, avoid wet feet. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and light frost tolerance when established (down to -2°C). Sensitive to frost when young.

Where it works: QLD, Northern NSW, Central NSW, NT. More cold tolerance testing needed for Southern NSW, VIC, SA & WA.

Top Podium™ Wholesale Growers – Coming Soon

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM BANGALOW WHOLESALE NURSERY AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

Location: Brooklet, NSW

Phone: 0428 878 626

GROWER KNOWLEDGE:
This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

HEIGHTS:
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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local retail or wholesale nursery.

ONLY AVAILABLE FROM BANGALOW WHOLESALE NURSERY AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

Location: Brooklet, NSW

Phone: 0428 878 626

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