Do banyan trees shed their leaves? The tree is located in south Florida.
They can drop leaves during a dormant period if temperatures drop low enough. They will regrow them when the weather warms up again. As it is winter (which is the dormant season) and if you have experienced temperatures below 50F on average, then this is normal.
If the dropped leaves are spotted and yellow, it may be a fungus. If you suspect a fungus, treat the tree with a fungicide.
Our Banyan tree is shedding all its leaves, which has not happened in the last 15 years. The leaves appear to be all the way from green to totally brown and dead with in between shades of yellow and brown discolored edges. Is there some disease attacking it? Last February it got cold enough to killl some of our coconuts (some survived). In the past we had cold days for up to a week (no frost) but this past February and into March we had 6 weeks of weather with the temperature down to 33 F. Could this be the cause?
Water stress can cause this to happen. This summer has been quite hot across the country. If the tree is overly dry, it will shed its leaves first to try to conserve water. Try increasing water to the plant.
The tree is losing a lot of leaves.
It may be too dry. Up the water and, if it is planted indoors, mist the tree to add some humidity.
Our condo association recently had some banyan trees trimmed. These are quite close to our condo buildings, and many touching the palm trees. We are not satisfied with the so-called trimming job. The trailing suckers were left hanging on the trees---very unsightly. Plus, they must be trimmed. They only shaped the canopy of the tree and did nothing to the inside branches or trailing suckers. The trees look a mess! What's the proper way to trim these trees?
In reading your statement, "...close to our condo building...", my immediate thought was, inappropriate use of plant material, which is echoed in this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/banyan/growing-a-banyan-tree.htm "Growing a banyan tree requires a lot of space, as mature trees become quite large. This tree should not be planted near foundations, driveways, streets or even your home, as its canopy alone can spread quite far." Sorry, but I find no information on the pruning or trimming of the banyan.
Last fall I moved into a house with a big Banyan tree in the front yard. It's a great tree, but about a month ago these small berries (or Figs) started dropping like crazy and with the birds feeding on the fruit, they are 'dropping' like crazy as well. It has become quite a pain. I have to wash my vehicle 3-4 times a week. How long will this go on? I imagine that like most trees it only drops fruit for a certain time. I would just like to know when can I expect a break.
I guess it depends on how many figs that are on the tree...sorry, I really don't know, just couldn't resist the answer. (Could you get a cover for the vehicle?)
Can you get banyan tree seeds in NZ? If so, where can you get banyan tree seeds? Can you give me some basic growing instructions to grow a banyan tree from a seed? Ideally, I would like to get the kind that you can grow to be houseplants. Is there such thing as bonsai banyan trees?
I need a relatively large quantity, about 300-500. Any help to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hopefully this will help: https://www.google.com/#psj=1&q=buy+banyan+tree+seeds
I am interested in purchasing an outdoor banyan tree for a large backyard in Stuart, FL. Do nurseries sell these trees? If so, is there a directory of these nurseries? Thank you.
Many reputable nurseries and garden centers sell these trees/seeds. Your county extension office can help with locating one in your area. You can also search online for banyan tree retailers. In my experience, eBay is actually a great place to find unusual plants. Just check the feedback on the seller before you buy, but there are many excellent sellers of unusual plants on eBay.