Illiwarra fig tree

Aussie Import

This impressive Illiwarra or Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa) is probably 100 years old. It was certainly planted here, possibly to mark a grave of a person with Australian connections.

Now these figs are regarded as a pest tree in Auckland. They are pollinated by a species of wasp, which has recently become established New Zealand, so now they can reproduce here more easily – hence the concern about them spreading.

Find the Illiwara Fig Tree

Bishop Selwyns Path, Grafton side of Symonds Street