Climbing Fig

Japan, China

General description

Clinging vine that develops into a shrub. Small green oval leaves, roots at nodes, exudes sticky substance allowing it to stick to surfaces.

Old gardens, over poles, buildings. Prefers moderate to full sun.

No fertile seeds, no pollinator yet present. Garden escape.

Slow spreading, forms smothering mass. Can greatly modify habitat.

Site management

Avoid use as ornamental or keep confined to a structure.

Recommended approaches

1. Hand pull, grub or slash.
2. Spray (5g metsulfuron/10L).

Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

RPMS status

Not a legally declared pest plant
climbing fig - Main species image