Ficus Hillii 'Flash'
Uses: Hedging and Screening
Mature height: Between 10 - 15 meters tall (approx). Height can be maintained with regular pruning.
Mature width: Between 3 - 5 meters (approx)
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate. It will grow around 30-60cm per year (approx) if the soil is fertile, evenly moist and well-drained.
Form: Upright with a dense branching habit
Foliage: Ficus Hillii Flash has dark green, slightly waxy in texture and has glossy leaves which are around 10cm long and 5cm wide. The leaves are arranged in pairs along the stems. The leaves are evergreen and will remain on the plant all year round.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen Trees (foliage year round)
Pruning: Only needs to be pruned a few times a year. You can prune it more often to maintain your tree to desired height.
Position & Soil: Tolerates most soils in a full sun to part shade position. It prefers well-drained soil but is tolerant of most soil types as long as the soil is not waterlogged.
Ficus Hillii Flash is a compact growing form of Ficus Hillii with emerald green leaves and lighter green coloured leaves for new growth. Ficus Hillii 'Flash' is a fast-growing evergreen tree that is known for its lush green foliage and attractive upright growth habit. This tree is a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers looking to add a tropical touch to their yard, with shiny foliage and dark green leaves that range from dark to a vibrant emerald. Its dense foliage makes it perfect for instant hedging and creating a formal hedge or a topiary feature in a standard form.
Ficus Hillii 'Flash' can grow up to 9 meters tall.
It has a dense canopy that can spread up to 4.5 meters wide, making it an ideal choice for those looking to create a formal hedge, topiary feature or an instant hedge.
This tree is known for its rapid growth rate. It can grow up to 0.9 meters per year when it is young. However, it slows down after reaching maturity.
The leaves of the Ficus Hillii 'Flash' are glossy and dark green, with a wavy margin. The leaves are oval-shaped and can grow up to 15 centimeters long. The dense foliage provides an excellent screen and add to its ornamental value.
Evergreen or Deciduous
Ficus Hillii 'Flash' is an evergreen tree, meaning it keeps its leaves year-round.
It requires regular pruning and is best grown in shaded position, it is important to keep it well-watered, especially during the summer months.
This tree is quite adaptable and can grow in a wide range of soil types, from sandy to clay soils. It prefers well-drained soils and requires a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
Uses in Garden
Ficus Hillii 'Flash' is often used as a privacy screen, as a specimen tree, or as a shade tree. Its upright growth habit, fast-growing nature, and dense foliage make it ideal for creating an instant hedge, formal hedge or as a topiary feature in a standard form. It is also a great choice for shaded position. When planted in the right location, it can provide a beautiful and tropical look to any garden, with the added benefit of providing privacy and blocking unwanted views.
Ficus Hillii 'Flash' are perfect hedging trees
Ficus Hillii Flash are one of the best evergreen hedge plants, they have a fast growth rate and can be pruned to any shape or size you require. They will grow in full sun or partial shade and do well in most soils. This plant does not flower and therefore does not produce seeds. This means that there is no way to propagate them from cuttings. The leaves on Ficus Hilli Flash are glossy dark green and slightly waxy in texture. The leaves are arranged spirally around the stem. The leaves are about 3-5cm long and 1-2cm wide. The leaf stalks are about 2-3mm thick. The leaves are held close to the ground by short petioles. The leaves are tough and durable. The leaves are also resistant to frost damage. The stems of Ficus Hillii Flash are erect and straight. The branches are usually spaced at 45 degrees to the horizontal.