Banyan Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Charlotte, NC
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Question by dlmiller9
November 15, 1998
In what regions would one be able to grow a Banyan tree. I saw one at Cypress Gardens in Florida and was curious abot growing one in North Carolina.


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Answer from NGA
November 15, 1998
The Banyan tree is Ficus indica, also known as the East Indian Fig tree. It grows best in USDA zone 10, where the average winter low temperatures are 30F - 40F degrees. Your region may be a little too cold for the Banyan, but if you have a protected place, you might give it a try.

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