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PEEPUL TREE
Ficus religiosa

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Photo Locations: Disneyland - Anaheim, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Leaf fall is in spring. This tree is sacred and historically significant to followers of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Native to India to Southeastern Asia.

Family: Moraceae

Additional Common Names

PEEPUL TREE, BO-TREE, SACRED FIG

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 100 feet.

Width: 60 - 100 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Round, Light Green, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Purple Multiple Fruit Drupelets, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13, 19, 21 and 23 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Irritant Health Hazard.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Ficus religiosa Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-religiosa >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.