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Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila

Pronunciation: FYE-kus PU-mi-la
SKU #03685
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description An easy-care solution for covering unsightly fences. Vigorous growing, dense branches cling firmly to any surface. A handsome choice for climbing walls, pillars, arbors and fences. Small, leathery, dark green leaves mature into large, thick leaves; prune the mature foliage to promote new juvenile growth. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly climbs, reaching 25 to 30 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide or more.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Climbing
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover
Design Ideas The 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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Crossvine (Bignonia); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Indian Hawthorne (Rhaphiolepis); Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus)
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.