Ficus pumila, Ficus repens, Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila, Ficus repens

Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig
Family: Moraceae
Origin: East Asia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Vigorous, self-clinging, evergreen vine that holds securely to any surface via aerial rootlets. Leaves are heart-shaped, forming an interesting pattern. Covers large areas quickly. Excellent way to add character to a garden wall. Very common creeper in tropical countries as it can cover a wall very quickly. Outdoor plants can grow to 15" or more. Leaves are simple and small. Very pronounced venation on underside of leaf. Two distinct leaf types: juvenile foliage is very small and tend to hug wall, or trellis that it is growing on. Mature foliage is larger to 2 or 3 inches long and the stem get coarse and starts sticking out from rest of vine. Hairy pear-shaped fruits (to 2.5" long) may appear on outdoor plants throughout the year.

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