• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly climbs, reaching 25 to 30 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide or more.
    Key Feature:
    Self-Clinging Vine
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus PU-mi-la
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly climbs, reaching 25 to 30 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide or more.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasThe very best self-clinging vine for covering sheltered fences and walls. Plant in small vine pocket openings in paving to grow up an arbor. Plant in shaded entryways, under covered patio and on protected fences and freestanding walls. This vine is also valued for training over wire topiary forms. Needs to be cut back occasionally to control spread and to encourage growth of attractive juvenile foliage.
    Companion PlantsCrossvine (Bignonia); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Indian Hawthorne (Rhaphiolepis); Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil; does not tolerate soggy, poorly drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Space plants 2 to 3 ft. apart. Prune semi-annually to control size.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.