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Ficus pumila/Fig Vine

Ficus pumila / Ficus pumila
Wall planting of fast growing fig vine
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Wall planting of fast growing fig vine

Vine aggressively covering this wall

A thick mat of fig vine on this wall

Wall and ground cover planting of fig vine

Fruit are produced on large-leaved, fruiting branches on mature plants with younger barren foliage in the background

Vine growing out of control a common site

Close-up image of fruit on a mature, fruiting branch

Young growing shoots

Vine clipped in a geometric pattern in this Charleston, SC garden

Entry gate is all that remains uncovered from thick, matted growth of the fig vine

Covering a wall in Italy

Mickey and Minnie during the Christmas season at Disney World covered with fig vine

Minnie and Mickey at Disney World crafted from forms covered with ficus vine

A fig vine covered Goofy at Disney World in Florida

Pluto covered with fig vine at Disney World

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Scientific Name: Ficus pumila
Common Name: Fig Vine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Climbs on walls made of almost any material. Its aerial rootlets cling firmly to surfaces and leave very visible traces when the vine is removed. It may conceal the presence of termites, wood rot or structural problems. It can grow to great height and spread many feet, depending of supporting structure. Tolerant of dry soils.