The ficus tree is available in several varieties that grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 through 11. Jacksonville, Florida is geographically located in USDA Hardiness Zone 9. Select a ficus tree variety that is hardy for zone 9 for best results.
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Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.