A large strangling fig that grows up to 30 m in height. It bares numerous aerial roots that develop into pillar roots. The figs are dark cherry red in colour. The fruits from this Tree usually develop without seeds. This could be due to it not being on its native land and the absence of its associated fig wasp.
Thought to be as old as the Gardens, this Tree was depicted in old paintings of the Gardens. Some of the SBG Herbarium staff had mentioned that they used to play around this Tree when they were children in the 1930s. Ficus kurzii is a rare tree that is distributed in scattered locations throughout the western parts of South East Asia.