Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila

SKU
3685
An evergreen vine with juvenile small, leathery, dark green leaves that mature to larger dark, thick leaves. Shearing of mature foliage will encourage new juvenile growth. Vigorous-growing, clinging, dense branches will adhere to any surface. A handsome choice for climbing walls, poles, arbors and fences. Full to partial sun. Fast grower 25 to 30 feet long. Cutting grown.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationFYE-kus PU-mi-la
Average Size at MaturityQuickly climbs, reaching 25 to 30 ft. tall, spreading 3 ft. wide or more.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureSelf-Clinging Vine

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.

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