Ficus Indian Laurel Columns
Indian Laurel Ficus Columns
Ficus Nitida Column Spec48 Row
Indian Laurel Columns
Close Up Ficus Columns

Indian Laurel Columns

Ficus nitida columns

  • Fast growing dense evergreen foliage
  • Great tree for privacy, screening from golf balls, and sound barrier
  • Handles pruning to almost any shape and size
  • Handles summer heat very well and thrives in desert environments
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
9 - 12
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The Ficus 'Indian Laurel' is one of the best medium to large shade trees you can find! Ficus nitida is native to Asia and Hawaii and is an evergreen tree ideal for growing in the Southwest. In fact, this single-trunk variety loves to grow where there's plenty of full sun exposure. Of course, one of its big selling features is its wide spreading canopy, which features lush green foliage that adds beauty to any environment. We love to plant them on any landscape that could benefit from its generous shade capability. When properly placed around a home, its canopy can provide enough shade to help cool the home, which can lead to lower utility bills and a more comfortable indoor environment during those hot days.

As great as this Indian Laurel Ficus tree is for shade, it can also add some much-needed privacy. We love to plant them around property lines, where they can block out unwanted views in style and help homeowners achieve their own private backyard paradise! After all, Ficus nitida fits well with any tropical theme landscape, so they look fantastic planted with palm trees and other plants. It has a fast growth rate, so you won't be waiting too long for it to add shade and privacy into your landscape. Best of all, once established, this drought-tolerant tree keeps its lush green appearance even in the most water-wise landscapes! Are you looking for a tree to act as a natural sound barrier? People that live near busy streets will want to plant Ficus 'Indian Laurel' trees, as it can help reduce noise, while adding some valuable curb appeal too!

Shade, privacy, beauty - this tropical tree has got it all and then some! Of course, if you want to bring instant natural maturity to your site today, we recommend buying as big as you can, and at Moon Valley Nurseries we have the bigger trees available right now!

  • Fast growing evergreen tree, so you don't have to wait too long before you can enjoy all the benefits it provides
  • A ficus nitida hedge provides excellent privacy - block out unwanted views in style or create a backyard paradise!
  • Excellent shade tree - wide spreading canopy to cool you off during those sunny outdoor days!
  • Can act as a natural sound barrier - great for planting near busy streets such as highways and freeways!

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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Looking for a larger established hedge for the High Desert (Apple Valley) with full direct all-day, this is your tree!


Rich R

Moon offers the best product at the best prices when you compare the value of service received. Purchased 16 trees. Not my first purchase; my Burgundy Plum tree grew to a tall beauty beyond belief! Dallin took the time to carefully help select each tree and comparing species, explaining each one. John did excellent in specifically placing and planting each tree with his hard working team.. Thank you! Patrick supported the whole team! Top down professional outfit! Thank you for making our home special.


Jeff Leimier

I bought a privacy hedge and immediately fell in love with Moon Valley, They came out and professionally planted my trees that I got to hand pick! I didn't have to worry about a thing as it came with a free warranty. As soon as my trees were planted, they started to explode in growth and starting exceeding my expectations. I wouldn't want any other trees from anyone else. 10/10



Moon Valley Nurseries planted my Indian Laurel Columns and they look great! Already spreading out and filling in. They will be a lovely hedge.


J & K

Triston at the Carmel Valley store was super helpful in helping us pick our trees out for our home in Coronado. He was always available to answer follow up questions as well and the planting crew he sent were very careful and conscientious and did an excellent job!


Fred and Barbara

Our home in Santa Cruz was built in 1885. In the early 2000's it was restored. We added Victorian gardens to honor house, but we needed privacy, as we live on a fairly busy street. Taking out our front lawns (good for conservation), we installed 40 Indian Laurel columns. This literally transformed the front yard space into a lovely, private, and somewhat mysterious entry to our home and gardens. Great work by MVN with regard to installation.



This is a no-brainer choice for hedges meant to contain the visual boundaries of your own world, and keep the neighbor's world out. I have several houses, and use it in each for different challenges. Some I keep at 10 feet, but at one location I called in the Ficus brigade to help with a neighbor who built a 3 story house right on top of me, over looking my pool and garden and peering over my house. Imagine...Well, up went the ficus and 3 years later there is absolutely no evidence of this monster next to us. It's a full, thick continuous 50 foot hedge. However, keep in mind that the taller they go, the bigger the roots.


Geno in Old Las Palmas

We purchased a home 2 years ago in Palm Springs, and the previous owners had removed the hedge. We purchased 130 Large Ficus, 14 fruit trees, and 6 large olive tress from Moon Valley Nursery in Cochella and couldn't be happier. We had Moon Valley plant everything, and when we had an issue with a few trees some months later, Moon Valley came a switched them out for us. Our trees and hedge look amazing! The hedge is 10' tall and looks as if its been there a decade! Finally, I would also highly recommend their Moon Juice & Moon Green fertilizers. We had some existing tress and hedges that looked beat up and yellowed, and after using their fertilizer, they seemed to almost immediately look healthier and grow taller and thicker, so much so that even our gardener who had been working our property for years before we purchased it was shocked and asked "what are you feeding all the trees?"



Their Escondido location had the best selection I've ever seen! Very friendly, super helpful and most importantly they actually cared! The crew did a flawless job moving such large trees and I could not be happier with the entire project. Five stars!!!


Carol D

I own an apartment complex and needed to create a sound barrier and privacy screen for my residents. We planted nearly 300 of these trees over the last two years and have gotten nothing but compliments from our residents. This blocks so much road noise, creates such a beautiful privacy screen and actually has done a great job of keeping the dust down. I highly recommend these for anyone wanting shade or privacy.



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