Photo of the day: Japanese Superb Fig

One of my favourite trees along Bowen Road, this Japanese Superb Fig (ficus subpisocarpa) grows on a wall below the walking path with only its branches reaching up into sight.

It’s pretty easy to miss, except during its fruiting season, when tiny sparkling figs cover its branches. I’ve actually tried one of its fruits and despite its deep purple ripeness, the fruits are more skin then flesh, so not very palatable.

The tree itself is stunning, intricately woven, splendid in its virility and graceful with its flowing branches. Look out for it if you are in the neighbourhood.

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