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Ficus pumila, the creeping fig, is a woody evergreen vine which self suckers onto walls and fences to create a dense and fine leafed covering. It has small leaves, but as it ages it will develop larger leaves as well. It can become a problem in warm areas where it can become somewhat too enthusiastic to invasive, and care should be taken on house walls where it may damage brickwork. Like most figs, the roots can be invasive as well, and can lift paths and get into drains. It is a hardy plant, and does well in most soil types in sun to shade. It can be container grown, and can be used indoors. It can also be used for topiary work.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 8 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.