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Ficus pumila

Classification

Order: Urticales
   Family: Moraceae
            Genus: Ficus
                        Specie: Ficus pumila

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10-15 ft (3-5 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves; purple fruit

Uses: Espalier

Zones: 9?11

Description: From China and Japan, this self-clinging evergreen climber has small, flat heart-shaped leaves. With age, however, vigorous new non-clinging growth appears, thick-stemmed with large fleshy leaves. Large, purplish green barrel-like fruits also develop on o

Growth Habit: Clinging climber

Comments: Prune regularly to encourage new growth; new non-clinging growth can become large and coarse





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