Creeping Fig – Invasiveness

Q: I have a concrete retaining wall that is attached to my house on one end. I am thinking about planting creeping fig along the south face (filtered shade), starting about fifteen feet away from the house. I’ve read that it can be invasive and that it attaches itself very tightly to whatever it is growing on, but that we are on the northern edge of its range. Do you consider it too invasive?

A: Creeping fig is frozen back every few years by low winter temperatures so I don’t think you’ll find it invasive.

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