Ficus 'Indian Laurel' (Ficus nitida)
The Ficus nitida sometimes commonly referred to as the Indian Laurel is one of the all-time best selling shade trees. The Ficus nitida is a quick grower that provides a thick dense canopy of shade and has many uses for your landscape. The Ficus nitida is great at blocking out unwanted views, controlling noise from roadways, parks, or noisy neighbors and they are an extremely clean tree to plant.
The Indian Laurel (Ficus microcarpa nitida) can be planted in nearly in landscape and thrive in our climate. They love the heat and are remarkably clean tree to plant in grass, rock landscapes or near pool and patio areas. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing the Ficus nitida for over 20 years and it continues to be our number one selling tree due to its versatility. These trees come in a few different styles, multi trunk and column style. Come into your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries today and take a look for yourself and see why the Indian Laurel (Ficus nitida) is the number one selling shade tree.
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