Ficus Benghalensis is a large, fast-growing tree characterized by its aerial roots in which grow down from the branches and become trunk as they reach the ground. Its trunk is stout with pale grey bark. Leaves are large, leathery, dark green, glossy above and lighter on the underside ovate and obtuse. Monoecious. Fruits are round figs, red when ripe. Grows 18+ with a spread of 8-10m and a trunk diameter of 1.2m or more.
Noted as growing 25m tall in its native habitat. Fast-growing for the first 3 years at a rate of 1m p/a, slowing down to a medium growth rate after that.