Bo Tree (Ficus religiosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 75 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Pollinators: Wasps

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Posted by Dutchlady1 (Sunny Naples, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jul 15, 2012 10:44 AM

This tree is sacred in the Buddhist religion, since it is said that Buddha attained enlightenment while meditating under this tree.
Also the Hindu religion worships this tree which originates in India.
Parts of the tree are also used in traditional Eastern medicine.

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