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WANTED: Chinese Banyan

Posted by eldaldo (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 15, 09 at 23:26

I am looking for cuttings or seeds of a tree known as Chinese banyan or Indian laurel. I am not sure if this is the same as the ginseng fig or not. They both seem to be named ficus microcarpa. Although I have seen Chinese Banyan referred to as ficus retusa microcarpa. I love the pictures I see of Chinese banyan, but dislike the large thick root structures I always see on the ginseng fig. I am not sure if you can grow the ginseng fig without those bulgy disproportionate roots or not.

Nonetheless I am having a really hard time finding this tree, even though it is often referred to as the most common bonsai. I could offer cuttings of ficus bejamina or leaves of jade, though I doubt anyone with Chinese banyan cuttings would want them.

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RE: WANTED: Chinese Banyan

I actually have an extra ficus microcarpa, approximately 3 inches tall. Let me know if you're interested!

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