Creeping Fig, Climbing Fig, Creeping Ficus
Ficus pumila 'Minima'

Family: Moraceae (mor-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ficus (FY-kus) (Info)
Species: pumila (POO-mil-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Minima

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Charter Oak, California

Newcastle, California

San Diego, California

Stockton, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Sarasota, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Buford, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Henderson, Nevada

Kure Beach, North Carolina

Baytown, Texas

Houston, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.