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Ficus pumila (Fig Vine)
Located at Hotel Havana on San Antonio Riverwalk.

Fig Vine

Ficus pumila

A vigorous growing vine native to East Asia that has found itself useful in the southern Texas landscapes.

Two types of leaves exist for the Fig Vine; the young leaves are small, no larger than one inch and are borne on young stems that do nothing more than climb any surface they touch. This, coupled with the vigorous growth habit allow Fig Vine to cover walls, trees, and even buildings relatively quickly and completely. Once the vine finds it has nothing left to climb, adult stems will emerge with larger, thicker leaves, and will also bear non-edible fig fruits.

Fig Vine is very tolerant of poor soil and heat. Harsh winters can kill the vine back; otherwise pruning it constantly to keep under control will be required. Be aware of the surfaces it will come into contact with, as it will damage wood fences and brick walls if forcefully removed. If you wish to remove Fig Vine with minimal damage, destroy the plant or stems at the base and allow the foliage to decompose naturally. 

Climbing Vine
Espalier

Flower Color:

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Height

- Inches

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Spread

60- Feet

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

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Item Description
FIG-VIN-01 FIG VINE, FICUS REPENS View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Medium