What Is a Ficus Hedge?


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A ficus hedge is a hedge grown from the weeping fig plant, technically known as Ficus benjamina. The ficus is an inexpensive plant that grows to a great height very quickly. However, many gardeners and homeowners warn against planting ficus due to problems with invasive roots and pests.

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What Is a Ficus Hedge?
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Ficus roots are extremely invasive and often cause damage to sidewalks and driveways. Nothing grows around the roots, and they are very expensive to maintain. In addition, ficus hedges are prone to ficus whiteflies and weeping fig thrips. The pests can denude the ficus of its leaves within a few weeks, leaving nothing but branches.

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