Ficus pumila

Creeping Fig, Climbing Fig

These small trees or large spreading bushes are known for their tropical-looking foliage and pear-shaped edible fruits. In colder regions, they are grown as tub plants, taken inside, or protected during the winter. They grow in most soils and are drought-resistant once established. Plant where fruit drop will not cause a litter problem. In cooler areas, plant near or against a south wall that retains heat. Plant in wire baskets if gophers are a problem. Prune to almost any shape and size. Trees bear fruit twice a year without pollination. Fertilize and water regularly for best fruit production. Protect fruit from birds.
Ficus pumila, Creeping Fig, Climbing Fig
This dense matting covers walls and buildings, and pulls off plaster and paint when removed. Young plants have small, heart-shaped, finely textured leaves of deep green. Mature plants have leathery, lighter green, oblong leaves 2 to 4 inches long.

Attributes - Ficus pumila

Plant Type: Vine

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 20 ft. to 40 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Scales, Thrips, Whiteflies.

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