Rubber Tree Plants

Rubber Tree Plants

Anonymous added on August 20, 2011 | Answered

I live in central Florida and want to plant my rubber tree outside. Are the roots invasive?

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Answered on August 21, 2011

No their roots are not considered invasive. These plants can thrive outdoors but are usually hardy only in Zones 10-11. I would recommend keeping it in a pot and setting it out each spring/summer and bringing it indoors in late fall for overwintering.

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Answered on July 29, 2015

I'm not a gardening expert but I do have a large Rubber Tree in my backyard which I planted more than 20 years ago from a house plant. It has been a great shade tree but the roots are invasive and they span my whole backyard. I'm kind of sorry I put it in even though it's a beautiful tree and great for shade, birds and wildlife.

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