Ficus ‘Exotica’

Ficus ‘Exotica’ is a fig found in the bonsai trade but its real scientific name is unknown. It has many characteristics in common with Willow Leaf fig, Ficus salicaria. Exotica has a more robust growth with wider leaves but it is a strong grower and can shape very pretty bonsai in not too many years of training.

Ficus 'Exotica' from pre-bonsai stock

Ficus ‘Exotica’ from pre-bonsai stock


A very pretty and mature tree donated by Dr. Melvin Goldstein to the bonsai collection at the Univeristy of Michigan.

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