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Ficus benghalensis


Order: Urticales
   Family: Moraceae
            Genus: Ficus
                        Specie: Ficus benghalensis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30-40 ft (9-12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Shiny deep green leaves; figs ripen to orange

Uses: Shade tree Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 10?12

Description: This southern Asian fig is famed for the vast spread it can achieve by the enlargement of its aerial roots into additional trunks. It is widespread in India, and it is said that whole villages have been shaded by a single tree. Planted in the open its hei

Growth Habit: Huge spreading canopy

Comments: Famous 'banyan' tree

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