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'Variegata' is a creeping fig vine that coats surfaces with a tracery of fine stems that are densely covered with small, heart shaped, green leaves that are boldly edged in white. The leaves are about 1 inch long by about .75 of an inch wide. When growing up and against a wall the leaves form a mat that extends barely 1 inch from the surface to form a "live wall." Get all the details below!

Variegated Creeping Fig - Ficus pumila Variegata - 4" Pot

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SIZE: 4" POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $14.97
2 - 5 $11.68
6+ $9.73


Variegated Creeping Fig
Ficus pumila  'Variegata'

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8a-11  Find Your Zone 




Special Attributes

Creeping Fig can be used as a groundcover, but is most often used as an enthusiastic climber able to scramble up brick, stone, or stucco walls up to 3 to 4 stories tall. 'Variegata' is a creeping fig vine that coats surfaces with a tracery of fine stems that are densely covered with small, heart shaped, green leaves that are boldly edged in white. The leaves are about 1 inch long by about .75 of an inch wide. When growing up and against a wall the leaves form a mat that extends barely 1 inch from the surface to form a "live wall."




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing just a few inches tall and spreading or climbing almost indefinitely, Creeping Fig is ideal for use to climb and cover brick, stone or wooden walls or other porous surfaces, where it forms a very attractive "live wall." It also serves an attractive evergreen groundcover or soil cover and spiller plant in container gardens. Disney and the other theme parks make use of creeping fig to create "instant" topiary. Wire frameworks are created of geometric shapes, animals, and even famous cartoon characters. The frames are lined with sphagnum moss and filled with growing medium. Creeping fig is planted in the frame which rapidly grows to cover the shape in a thin coat of fine-textured juvenile leaves.

Suggested Spacing:  24 inches apart for groundcover;  18 inches apart at base of a wall 




Cultural Preferences

Creeping Fig is very easy to grow in most any moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. The vine will tolerate full sun or shade however tends to perform better with some afternoon shade or filtered sun. Creeping Fig will grow at seaside if protected behind dunes or buildings. It is quite drought tolerant when established however you'll need to provide it water during dry spells when young. 


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Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8a-11  Find Your Zone 
Plant Type:  Evergreen Vine
Height or Length at Maturity:  3-4" as groundcover, 10'+ growing up walls
Width at Maturity:  2' or more
Spacing:  18-24" for mass planting
Growth Habit / Form:  Climbing, Mat-Forming, Dense, Spreading/Trailing
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  N/A
Flower Type:  N/A
Flower Size:  N/A
Flowering Period:  N/A
Fragrant Flowers:  N/A
Foliage Color:  Green and White
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Sun Needs:  Shade, Morning Sun with Afternoon Shade, Filtered or Dappled Sun
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained or Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Humidity, Insect



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