SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA, Disneyland - Anaheim, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Leaf fall is in spring. This tree is sacred and historically significant to followers of Buddhism and Hinduism.
Native to India to Southeastern Asia.
Additional Common Names
PEEPUL TREE, BO-TREE, SACRED FIG
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.
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." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/ficus-religiosa >