Use Creeping Fig to create cool green curtains of dense
foliage on unattractive block, masonry, or concrete walls.
This vine covers surfaces with a tracery of fine stems that are
densely covered with small heart shaped leaves. They are held
closely to the surface creating a mat of foliage that extends
barely 1 inch from the surface. The fruit is a fig which is
borne only on the mature horizontal stems.
Do not plant near wooden structures because the vine
can damage the surface. The vine can be a high maintenance
plant and pruning may be required several times a year to remove
growth from windows, roofs, etc. The vine will relentlessly
endeavor to coat everything it encounters in a green blanket.
For a "quick" topiary of geometric shapes and
animals, Creeping Fig is a great choice. Fully line the
frames with sphagnum moss and fill with a growing medium.
Plant Creeping Fig in the frame. The plant will soon cover
the shape in a thin coat of fine juvenile leaves.