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Ficus religiosa

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

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

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Heart-shaped leaves with long point

Uses: Shade tree Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 10?12

Description: Native to the mountains of Southeast Asia and the Himalayan foothills, Ficus religiosa is significant for its place in Buddhism: it is said that Buddha was sitting beneath this tree when he received enlightenment, and it has been revered ever since

Growth Habit: Spreading canopy

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