Ficus pumilaItem #3685 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:FYE-kus PU-mi-laPlant type:Vine - Self-clingingDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8 - 24Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly climbs, reaching 25 to 30 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide or more.Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms: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)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.