Ficus 'Ruth Bancroft'
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.
We first encountered this species in the fall of 1997 on the mid to lower slopes of the Cangshan Mountains. This groundcover species formed broad carpets of evergreen foliage covering the large rocks so as to give the impression of a tumultuous green sea frozen in place. Sadly we can't grow this outside here in our gardens but if you have only very light frosts this would be a fine groundcover.
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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.