Ficus pumila
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Ficus pumila

climbing fig
creeping fig
creeping rubberplant

  family moraceae 
  genus ficus 

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Genus  Ficus Species  pumila Variety  Cultivar  Common names  climbing fig   creeping fig   creeping rubberplant Family  MORACEAE Specimen number  S11292 Data source  HtZn p115
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' - 60' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Ficus pumila can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Creeping fig (also known as climbing fig and creeping rubber plant) needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to partial shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It prefers moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Ficus pumila is a woody perennial. Creeping fig (locally known in some parts as climbing fig and creeping rubber plant) is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has leaves on intertwined crisscrossing stems. Flowers: This species has clusters of flowers. Blossoms appear in March and continue through May.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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