Ficus pumila - creeping fig
Fast to establish and ideal for covering unsightly surfaces, this fig will soon give you a green living wall. Take care when planting on paint & rendered surfaces as the aerial roots may mark.
Ficus pumila - creeping figAPPEARANCE: Vigorous evergreen climber with small heart-shaped foliage which takes on a bronze tint when young. Self-clinging with a very low profile.
USES: An ideal solution to unsightly fences and walls. Works well over archways, planted as topiary and even indoors for a little greenery. Plant in hanging baskets to enjoy the cascading foliage.
PLANTING: Plant in a mostly shaded location with plenty of indirect light. Plant in free draining soil rich in organic matter. Will grow in full sun in tropical and subtropical climates where it has enough water. Suited to planting in most frost-free areas of Australia.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until plant becomes established. Feed with a controlled release yearly during spring and follow up with liquid fertiliser monthly during Summer. Provide extra water during dry periods. Growth can be prolific, trim side shoots & shape as required.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: up to 6m H x 6m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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