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Climbing fig,  Creeping fig

Ficus pumila                 FIE-cus PEW-mi-lah

Evergreen climbing vine   Sun or shade Spacing 3-5 FEET

HABIT:  Small-leafed climbing vine that needs no support. Climbs by aerial roots.

CULTURE:        Prefers a moist, well-drained soil and high humidity. Needs protection from                             winds.  Sunny southern exposure is best.

USES:    Climbing vine for courtyards, conservatories, garden rooms and walls in general.

PROBLEMS:     Cosmetic freeze damage in severe winters here.

NOTES:            Also called. Native to southeastern Asia and Japan.

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