Ficus - Creeping Fig
Creeping Fig, Ficus pumila, is cold-hardy only in USDA climate zones 8 through 11. Temperatures in the lower teens will kill or severely damage it. Partial shade is recommended. Soil should be well-drained, slightly moist with pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.8. Mature plants are somewhat drought tolerant. It is deer-resistant.
The primary purpose of Creeping Fig is to carpet ground and cover walls with a dense, green mat. But, it can be grown indoors and is wonderful for topiaries. It is very attractive in hanging baskets as it drapes downward or climbs the basket supports.
To learn more, read our article Luxuriant, Evergreen Creeping Fig.