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Creeping Fig
Compact Myrtle
Creeping Fig

Common name: Creeping Fig
Botanical name: Ficus pumila

This is one of the few plants that can attach itself securely to wood, masonry, or metal. Because there is no limit to its size, it can overcome an entire buliding. It is most often found in colder climates. This vine will not climb on the south or west walls.

Compact Myrtle

Common name: Compact Myrtle
Botanical name: Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

This evergreen shrub is 6' high and 5' wide with aromatic leaves. It blooms with white, sweet-scented flowers followed by bluish black berries. It can be grown in sun or partial shade; well drained soil is essential. 'Compacta' has smaller leaves and is often used for edges and low formal hedges.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.