Ficus Hillii and Ficus Hillii 'Flash' are two cultivars of the same species, Ficus microcarpa, that are commonly used in landscaping and gardening. Both trees are evergreen and can grow well in full sun or shade. However, they have some distinct differences in their foliage and growth habit.
|Characteristic||Ficus Hillii 'Flash'||Ficus Hillii|
|Mature Height||9 meters||6 meters|
|Mature Width||4.5 meters||3-4 meters|
|Foliage||Dark green, glossy, wavy margin, 15cm long||Dark green, glossy, oval shape, 10-12cm long|
|Evergreen or Deciduous||Evergreen||Evergreen|
|Soil Requirements||Adaptable, well-drained, pH 6.0-7.5||Adaptable, well-drained, pH 6.0-7.5|
|Uses in Garden||Hedges, privacy screens, shade tree, ornamental specimen||Hedges, privacy screens, shade tree|
Ficus Hillii 'Flash' is a more compact variety that is known for its fast growth rate and upright growth habit. The tree's glossy dark green foliage has a wavy margin and can grow up to 15 centimeters long. It is often used as a hedge, privacy screen, or as a shade tree because of its dense foliage. The foliage color is mainly emerald green with some lighter green new growth.
Ficus Hillii, on the other hand, typically has smaller leaves and a more spreading growth habit. The leaves are also dark green, glossy, and oval-shaped. It is often used for hedges and screens because of its dense foliage. It may have a slightly slower growth rate than Ficus Hillii 'Flash' and does not have the same glossy, wavy leaves as Ficus Hillii.
In summary, Ficus Hillii 'Flash' is known for its compact size, fast growth rate, and attractive emerald green foliage, while Ficus Hillii is known for its smaller leaves, more spreading habit and dense foliage. Both varieties are great options for hedges and screens, but they have different growth rate, foliage size and shape.
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