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Banyan tree

Ficus bengalensis

Also known as

East Indian fig tree, Indian banyan, Fig

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

31m

Max

200m

8m

Min

15m

Flowering

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Banyan tree Overview

This is a large wide-spreading tree with unusual rooting branches. The leaves are very large and dark glossy green. Small reddish, decorative fruits will form.

Common problems with Banyan tree

How to propagate Banyan tree

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings.

Layering

Air layering in summer.

Other uses of Banyan tree

Ornamental, shade