Ficus pumila Creeping Fig

Item #29662


An award-winning creeping fig with a climbing, trailing habit

Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

Ficus pumila, commonly called creeping fig, is a woody evergreen vine grown for its ornamental value. Although figs do not visibly flower, as the tiny flowers develop inside the fruits, they are still attractive plants. Ficus pumila has handsome rich-green ovate and heart-shaped leaves and may bear 2-inch-long pear-shaped purple fruit throughout the year in favorable conditions.

This award-winning vine grows vigorously, rapidly climbing or trailing, covering walls, trellis, fences, and supports by adhesive aerial roots. The plant can also be grown as an annual ground cover, a specimen, foundation, or container plant, indoors or outdoors. In the ground, Ficus pumila reaches 10 to 15 feet tall at maturity, but it can be pruned to shape and size. In a container, the plant will stay much smaller, especially with judicious pruning.

An easy-grow plant, creeping fig grows best in dappled sun to partially shady locations with high humidity and humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, but it will tolerate full sun and drought, once established. The plant is also deer resistant.


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Genus Ficus
Species pumila
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 9 - 11
Height 15 ft
Width 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Foundation, Ground Cover, Winter Interest, Beds, Fall Color, Containers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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