This is a hybrid named by Sean Hogan which was found at the Ruth Bancroft gardens and is a suspected cross between the creeping Ficus pumila and the big edible fig, Ficus carica. It does seem to be perfectly intermediate. A rambler/scrambler for a sunny spot good for winding through shrubs. Zone 8, tiny figs.
Leave it to Sean Hogan to make selections of a species that hardly anyone grows or knows. Thanks to him, we grow it and are on a steep learning curve. This has silvery leaves nicely lobed and revels in heat and will take dry conditions perfectly which only increases its hardiness. Thriving in Portland. This can produce small edible fruit. Deciduous by the way.
Steve Hootman saw this growing and established in a Pennsylvania garden and with a puzzled "What the hell?", immediately took cuttings. This evergreen groundcover Ficus is most often grown as a houseplant but this Pennsylvania selection should do well in the PNW. Will cling to walls or rocks.
Sweet little evergreen groundcover from southern Taiwan where it grows at low to mid elevation in littoral thickets. Then there is the virtual thickets.... Small rounded leaves and yes, there are very small figs but it would take a lot to make figgy pudding. Zone 8 hardy and grows at the Zone 7 Raulston Arboretum in a sheltered spot where it is deciduous in cold winters. Tolerant of shade.
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