Ficus altissima, commonly known as the council tree, is a species of flowering plant, a fig tree in the family Moraceae. It is a large, stately evergreen tree and is native to southeastern Asia.
Ficus altissima is an absolutely stunning indoor or patio plant in the ficus family with brilliant lemon and lime variegation. Easily maintained as a potted plant by occasional grooming of the branches and aerial roots. Ficus has been shown to effectively remove gaseous formaldehyde from indoor air. Planted in-ground this ficus makes a wonderful focal point, normally growing to 40 feet in height with a 30 foot crown at maturity in South Florida and Southern Cal.