Specimen Indian Laurel Column
Indian Laurel Columns used as a nice trimmed hedge
Indian Laurel Columns in the nursery
Indian Laurel Column Specimen
Indian Laurel Leave

Hollywood Hedges®: Indian Laurel Columns

Ficus nitida columns

  • Fast-growing evergreen tree 
  • Low-maintenance and loves full sun 
  • A Ficus nitida hedge provides excellent privacy 
  • Can act as a fantastic natural wind and sound barrier
Full Sun
Hardiness Zones:
9 - 12
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Indian Laurel Columns are the best trees to create your own Hollywood Style Hedge®! The Ficus nitida is an evergreen native to regions in Asia and Hawaii and is one of the most adaptable and versatile trees available. Indian Laurels have grown immensely popular in the Southwestern and Coastal United States because of their ability to grow in almost any environment and climate.  

Indian Laurels prefer to be planted in full-sun environments where they can get plenty of heat. These are fast-growing evergreen trees with glossy, dark-green leaves that form a dense canopy. Ficus nitida trees are prized amongst homeowners for this thick foliage due to their versatility. Because of the full and easy-to-shape foliage, these are some of the best shade trees, focal-point trees, street trees, and hedges. In almost every landscape application, Indian Laurels are the best choice. 

Our Ficus columns are a single-trunk, columnar variety perfect for use as privacy hedges, windscreens, or sound barriers. They are remarkably clean, low-maintenance trees with very little pruning required to keep their uniform shape. We love to plant them in any landscape that could benefit from its generous shade and privacy. If you’ve been wanting to reclaim the solitude of your home and yard, a Hollywood Hedge® made of Indian Laurel Columns is the best way to achieve complete privacy! 

 The Ficus nitida fits well with any landscape theme and looks fantastic planted with palms, evergreens, flowering trees, and plants, or any other vines, shrubs, ground covers, or topiaries. These trees have a fast growth rate, so you won't be waiting long for them to add shade and privacy to your landscape. Plus, Moon Valley Nurseries grows our own special strain, selected from our perfect mother trees, to ensure you are getting the best Indian Laurels possible!

Caring for your Ficus trees is a piece of cake! Newly planted trees prefer moderate watering and, once established, these drought-tolerant trees keep their lush, green look even in the most water-wise landscapes! We recommend using our Super Charged Moon Juice® monthly to maximize the health, appearance, and hardiness of your Indian Laurels. You can feed your Ficus with a nutrient-rich all-purpose fertilizer, such as our Moon Dust®, once a month during the spring and fall. Trimming and pruning should be done primarily to shape your tree to taste. Because these Laurel trees have very uniform and manageable canopies, trimming and pruning will rarely be needed.  

Learn more about how to care for your Ficus trees in our care guides here!  Shade, privacy, beauty - this sub-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 thousands of specimen-sized Ficus columns available right now! 

We have a large selection of our Indian Laurel Columns for sale. Come check out our selection today and feel free to ask our nursery pros any questions you may have about caring for your Indian Laurels, or any other trees and plants in your yard. We’re always happy to help!
 At Moon Valley Nurseries, we grow all our trees, palms, and plants in our local area to ensure that when you plant with us your landscape is ready to grow beautifully for many years to come. Not to mention we offer free planting on all our box trees! Our professional landscape designers and planting teams are ready to make your dream yard a reality, and you get to pick your exact trees and plants from our massive inventory. From our farms to your yard, no one does it better!™ *Please check your local Moon Valley Nurseries for availability*

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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