Two unknown Ficus

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Two unknown Ficus

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Hello everyone, I have two figs which were gifted to me and Im not certain of thier species. Any help is much appeciated.

The first is a smaller fig which Im guessing is possibly a Ficus Benjamina. This one had loads of tiny fruit on it which I removed earlier in the day (does that mean it may be a microcarpa?)
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The second is a large fig, which Im guess is possibly a Ficus Microcarpa or possibly a 'retusa' (but i've heard Retusa has been way mis-labeled?).
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(and a picture of the trunk from last year in case that helps)
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Re: Two unknown Ficus

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First one looks like one called Tiger Bark fig - apparently Ficus retusa

Second one, at a guess, is possibly a Moreton Bay fig - Ficus macrophylla.

Both will need protection from frost, and freezing wind.
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Re: Two unknown Ficus

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Cheers for the suggestions Mel, I'll look more into the f. macrophylla and if it lines up.
Im so unconvinced with Ficus Retusa - reading about it for a few minutes has me so confused with the longstanding mislabelling.
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Re: Two unknown Ficus

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Another source suggests Ficus microcarpa - Tiger bark...

https://www.bonsaihunk.us/info/Tigerbark.html
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