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(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Campsis radicans
Clematis armandii
Clematis montana
Clytostoma callistegiodes
Ficus pumila
Gelsemium sempervirens
Hardenbergia violacea
Hedera canariensis 'V'
Ipomea indica
Jasminum mesnyi
Jasminum polyanthum
Lonicera x heckrottii
Lonicera japonica
Parthenocissus quinquefolium
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Passiflora hybrids
Rosa banksiae 'L'
Solanum jasminoides
Sollya heterophylla
Thunbergia alata
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Vitis californica
Wisteria sinensis

(Common Names)

Black Eyed Susan
Bluebell Creeper
Boston Ivy
CA Wild Grape
Carolina Jessamine
Clematis, Anemone
Clematis, Evergreen
Creeping Fig
Honeysuckle, Goldflame
Honeysuckle, Japanese
Ivy, Variegated Algerian
Jasmine, Pink
Jasmine, Primrose
Jasmine, Star
Lilac Vine
Morning Glory
Passion Vine
Potato Vine
Rose, Lady Banks
Trumpet Creeper
Violet Trumpet Vine
Virginia Creeper

Genus: Ficus Specific Epithet: pumila Variety: --
Phonetic: fee-kus pew-mi-la Family: Moraceae
Root Meanings: Dwarf Origin: China, Japan, Australia CA
Native: No
Common Name(s) : Creeping Fig
Zones: 8-24, H1, H2

Exposure: Sun or Part shade in hot zones

Water: Regular

Type: Shrub/Vine Persistence: Evergreen
Height: Can cover a 4-story building Spread: -- Growth Rate: --
Blooms: -- Flowers: -- Seasonal: --


  • Inconspicuous blooms and fruit


  • Attaches itself very securely in barnacle fashion to walls

Landscape Use:

  • Groundcover
  • Massing
  • Wall/Fence
  • Screen
  • Sound Control
  • Arbor/Trellis
Master List #: 7-2