Sacred fig

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 Ficus religiosa subsp. var.  Sacred Fig
Leaves and trunk of a Sacred Fig. Note the distinctive leaf shape.
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Height: 30 ft to 40 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 9 to 12
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The Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) or Bo-Tree (from the Sinhala bo)[1] is a species of banyan fig. It is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 m tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 m.

The leaves are cordate in shape with a distinctive extended tip; they are 10–17 cm long and 8–12 cm broad, with a 6–10 cm petiole. The fruit is a small fig 1-1.5 cm diameter, green ripening purple.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Ficus religiosa, Linn. Peepul Tree of the Hindoos. Lvs. ovate-rotund, at the apex produced into a long linear-lanceolate tail-like appendage; petiole 3-4 in. long; stipules minute: fr. in axillary pairs, sessile, dark purple, ½in. thick. India. Grows 100 ft. high, and the leaves, suspended on their long, flexible petioles, rustle in the slightest breeze. "Quite hardy in S. Calif. but not attaining very large size."—Franceschi. CH

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