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Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
30m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King'

Other names

Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King', Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii', Ficus maclelandii 'Amstel King'

Genus

Ficus Ficus

Variety or Cultivar

'Amstel King' _ 'Amstel King' is a tender, evergreen tree with arching branches bearing lance-shaped, pointed, glossy, dark green leaves and, sometimes on mature plants, inconspicuous green flowers in spring followed by small, red fruit in autumn.


Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin irritation.

Flower

Green, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Much smaller in cultivation. Often sold as a standard, sometimes with a braided trunk.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Budding


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Where to grow

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King') will reach a height of 30m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Containers, Bonsai, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based compost in filtered or full. In growth, water moderately & feed monthly. Outdoors in a sheltered, frost-free site, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King'

Other names

Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King', Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii', Ficus maclelandii 'Amstel King'

Genus

Ficus Ficus

Variety or Cultivar

'Amstel King' _ 'Amstel King' is a tender, evergreen tree with arching branches bearing lance-shaped, pointed, glossy, dark green leaves and, sometimes on mature plants, inconspicuous green flowers in spring followed by small, red fruit in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching

Toxicity

Contact may cause skin irritation.


Colour

Flower

Green, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects , Thrips

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Much smaller in cultivation. Often sold as a standard, sometimes with a braided trunk.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Seed, Budding


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King') will reach a height of 30m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Indoor, Greenhouse, Containers, Bonsai, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow under glass in loam-based compost in filtered or full. In growth, water moderately & feed monthly. Outdoors in a sheltered, frost-free site, grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King')

Common pest name

Citrus little leaf; Little leaf of citrus; Sour orange stem pitting; Stem pitting of sour orange; Xyloporosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Hop stunt viroid

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of hops present in America and parts of Europe. PHPS provides good assurance of disease freedom; but EU regulation to be pursued to enhance protection in the longer term.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King')

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Ficus binnendijkii 'Amstel King' (Narrow-leaf fig 'Amstel King')

Common pest name

assam thrips; castor thrips; chilli thrips; yellow tea thrips

Scientific pest name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

EU listed pest for citrus but highly polyphagous and intercepted on a number of hosts. EU legislation should be updated to reflect wider host list.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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