In regards to a Ginseng Ficus Bonsai..?

In regards to a Ginseng Ficus Bonsai..?

Postby erwynn » August 28th, 2013, 9:05 am

I am considering planting my ginseng ficus in my yard as I am interested in seeing it grow as opposed to actually being a bonsai, for now anyway. I live in North Carolina and would like to know if it is considered invasive here and what else I should know should I chose to plant it. Also, if I wanted to transplant it into a pot closer to winter, would that be possible? How large do they grow and how fast? Thank you in advance.
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In regards to a Ginseng Ficus Bonsai..?

Postby lothair28 » August 28th, 2013, 9:12 am

It's a tropical tree, and will not overwinter in North Carolina.

I would not plant it in the ground at all, as digging it out of the ground and potting it is always more of a shock to a plant than moving it to a larger pot; many more roots are severed. Plant it into larger pots, and bring it inside and put in a sunny window for the winter.

In their natural environment, they grow 50 feet tall. You can't even begin to approximate that where you live. but there's nothing wrong with letting it grow into a "large" potted tree. Anything more than about 6 feet is going to be impractical to grow there.
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