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Hardy Rubber Tree
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Height: 50 feet
Spread: 40 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
This extraordinary variety, with its narrowly oval habit is perfect for tight urban spaces; a perfect street tree, it wil tolerate difficult conditions including drought and moisture; excellent as a screen or a lawn accent
Hardy Rubber Tree has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Hardy Rubber Tree is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Hardy Rubber Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Hardy Rubber Tree will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.