Can a Benjamin Ficus Be Planted Outside?

The benjamina ficus (also known as the weeping fig tree) can be planted outdoors. However, according to Ron Smith, a horticulturist at North Dakota State University Extension Service, benjamina is only safe outdoors year-round in southern frost-free states. Smith advises people in colder climates to plant their benjaminas in pots that can be pulled indoors during colder weather.

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