Sweet and English-cottage in appearance, Ficus Pumila, commonly called Creeping Fig, is a staple
groundcover in warmer climates where a rich carpet of covering color is desired.
A small, tidy, woody
that grows easily, Creeping Fig will
objects 20 feet or higher by aerial
Without something to climb, it will
indefinitely forming a lovely, thick horizontal carpet across your garden (tolerating light
any rock walls or out of elevated planters.
With waxy-green leaves 2-4 inches long, it has a
fast growth rate
and (once mature) is entirely willing to fend for itself even
and some freezing temperatures.
Willing to grow at seaside when protected behind dunes or buildings and moderately
tolerant of salt
Creeping Fig is a lovely juxtaposition to Palms and any other clump-forming tropicals.
Ficus pumila prefers moist, well-drained, organically rich, loamy soil.
is preferable, but it tolerates
When considering a strong design element in a landscape, this is a perfect choice for creating a vivid, low-maintenance focal point.
Things To Note
Creeping Fig will destroy most wooden structures because of its hardy constitution, so choose your location wisely.
Rock walls are a wonderful option.
The glossiness and shade of foliage may vary depending on climate and environment.
A relative of the edible fig, Creeping Fig is in fact a true fig that under the right conditions, actually produces a small fruit.
Many Asian markets sell it in a jelly form called "grass jelly."