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ptooming
Titusville, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6871337

In some Florida Counties you will be fined severly for having one planted in your yard.
They like to tap into the water reservoir, water pipes, pools, sprinkler pipes, septic tanks and pipes and are very thirsty.
many people pay alot of money to have the roots removed from there sewer lines where the roots are coming up threw the tiolets and blocking up the whole mess. It is not till you start a big job of plunging you start to see roots and leaves and dirt come up, then the bills start to mount, best to keep them in a pot well contained.
chuck7701
McKinney, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #6871713

They can be considered invasive in tropical areas...
blueboys
Perth
Australia

April 21, 2010
12:57 AM

Post #7723194

Do the roots the verigated weeping ficus bengimina travel quickly and invade as the ones mentioned in your message.

I have planted one in my front lawn

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 21, 2010
1:07 AM

Post #7723203

I would assume they would be similar, but I have not seen any banyan variegated trees... perhaps there is a good reason for that... but I don't know

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