Sandpaper Fig

Ficus coronata

An edible Australian native that bears a crop of small edible fruits along its trunk and branches in winter. Endemic to waterways along the east coast of Australia, this small tree produces leaves with a sandpaper-like texture.

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Sandpaper Fig

A traditional food of First Nations people along the eastern coast of Australia. Not just cultural significant because it was a food source, the leaves were also used for their sandpapery texture to make and smooth tools and in bush medicine. A small tree that grows well in part shade, but becomes denser when grown in full sun. The small, sweet fruits are popular with birds and are covered in fine hairs. Can be heavily pruned and planted as a hedge.

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A dry rainforest tree that grows naturally along waterways, water regularly, especially during establishment. Natural rainfall will aid watering during fruit set. Prune to maintain a compact shape or if using as a hedging plant.

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