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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ficus pumila Accepted
Ficus scandens Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: Trailing, creeping or climbing 12 to 25 feet or more
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Juvenile leaves are quite small but grow larger and thicker as they age.
Fruit: Showy
Other: 2-inch, green, pear-shaped, pubescent, hairy fruit turns purple at maturity.
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wasps
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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