Sacred Fig

The Sacred Fig tree (Ficus Religiosa) is a member of the Ficus genus (figs). It is revered as a holy tree in India where it goes by the name Pipal tree and several other Asian countries. It has a unique leaf shape that gives it a value as an ornamental tree. The leaves quake in the wind in a similar way to Poplar trees or Quaking Aspen.

The fruit of the Sacred Fig are little (1cm) "figs" that are not edible (at least I don´t think they are??). These little figs turn a dark purple-brown color when they are ripe and end up falling to the ground. This can cause quite a mess under the tree when all the little figs lay roting on the ground.
The Sacred Fig tree also has a unique trunk shape. Instead of being evenly round in its diameter the trunk is folded and irregular as you can see in the picture below.
Simalar trees...
Ficus Benjamina


  1. It is a nice set of photos of the dear pipal. I will give a hyperlink to your in my blog and would appreciate one in favour.

  2. nice post.see my fig in my blog.thank you.may i link you?

  3. Hi

    Does anyone know if we can find the Sacred Fig Tree anywhere in Illinois?