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Ficus religiosa, Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus, Peepal Tree

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Ficus religiosa
Family: Moraceae
Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus, Peepal Tree
Origin: India and Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus. This large deciduous tree is sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists, under which Budda received enlightenment. This fast growing tree usually begins as an epiphytem (air plant, grows on trees) but develops roots to support its height of ninety plus feet. The Bo-Tree has purple figs and is different from other species, because of its slender, long leaf tip.

Can be grown as bonsai.

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Pleasant Valley, NY
USDA Zone:n/a
19 Jul 2010
I am hoping to give a young, but mature ficus religiousa, grown over a period of several years,to my sangha in Stanley, Virginia. Stanley, VA is in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains and can get very hot in summer and stays warm much of the year, but does get slushy light snow and light frost from time to time. How hardy is the Bodhi tree; and would a planted forest of them around a pond survive in a warmer, temperate location or would specimens still need to be indoor only?

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Ficus religiosa, Peepal - seeds

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