What is this plant?
November 17, 2012 9:56 AM   Subscribe

Plant Identification Help: Can you identify this plant growing all over the walls of this building?

This is in North Berkeley, CA



posted by bluelight to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
posted by gray17 at 10:01 AM on November 17, 2012

Ficus pumila
posted by purpleclover at 10:08 AM on November 17, 2012

some kind of climbing fig. Looking at the leaf shape.
posted by JPD at 10:09 AM on November 17, 2012

or what purpleclover said
posted by JPD at 10:09 AM on November 17, 2012

For confirmation, just take a snip of a branch to any of our lovely local gardening places. Berkeley Hort, or anywhere else nearby.
posted by quinoa at 10:14 AM on November 17, 2012

It rather looks like a Cotoneaster to me.
posted by Solomon at 12:25 PM on November 17, 2012

As a possible diagnostic, pull one of the leaves off at the main stem. If it seeps a whitish, sticky latex, then Ficus is a good option. It doesn't look a lot like pumila or the Cotoneasters I know (the leaves of C. are smaller, rounder, and glossier).
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 12:52 PM on November 17, 2012

Yep, definitely a climbing fig. When they are young or have new branches, they cling more to the wall and are much smaller leaves, but as they grow, they look like this.
posted by AnnaRat at 1:56 PM on November 17, 2012

It's Ficus pumila.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:41 PM on November 17, 2012

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