Banyan Tree, Ficus Benghalensisis
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Banyan Tree, Green Leaf with Yellow Veins, Superb Contrast.
Banyan Tree, Ficus benghalensisis, is the national tree of India, is also known as the strangler fig, Bengal fig, and ficus audrey, considered one of the largest trees of the world when grown outdoors or in it natural habitat, in the wild, this striking tree grows long aerial roots that can reach from the canopy to the ground providing much needed support to its wide canopy growth, once these roots reach the ground, they take root and become woody trunks and supportive.
Banyan tree is container friendly, it can remain as a decorative plant both indoors or outdoors on in patios. In the landscape the banyan tree is present only in Florida, it is widely planted as a street tree thought south Miami and Coral Gables.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 10-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||60-80 ft.|
|Mature Width:||60-80 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Uses:||Landscape street shade tree, Accent, Large Open Areas|
|Soil Conditions:||Wide range of Soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Banyan tree should be grown in full sun on well-drained soil. The tree is moderately drought-tolerant. Early pruning is recommended to promote branching.
Uses: shade tree, landscape tree, specimen, street tree without sidewalk, parking lot tree, parking lot island, shade, Bonsai design, container or planter friendly.
Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once fertilizing is due, you may use a fertilizer formulated for outdoor plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
PRUNING - you can prune to control width and height.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, this tree is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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