Shrubs

Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila
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POS ID: 106416
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.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Can affix itself to concrete or wooden walls
  • Ideal as a fence covering
  • Easy care

Details

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.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 360 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Groundcover, Patio & Containers, Trellis & Arbor, Firescaping

Features

Dense foliage

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
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.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Enriched, well-drained soil

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

This shrub will thrive in partial to full sun environments.

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Creeping figs can become home to a variety of insects, but this can be prevented early on.

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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