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Ficus religiosa/Bodhi Tree

Ficus religiosa / Ficus religiosa
Specimen tree
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Specimen tree

Single arrow-shaped leaf and small fruit

Large tree growing in a warm climate

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Scientific Name: Ficus religiosa
Common Name: Bodhi Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This lower growing tropical tree has a short trunk and broad spreading branches. Many species of birds and animals eat its fruit. All parts, flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, bark and stems are said to have medicinal properties. It is a sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.