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Chicago Hardy FigFicus carica ‘Chicago Hardy’

  • Pecan - Carya illinoinensis
Very hardy fig shrub that is a great container tree.  Has very attractive bark and large dark green leaves that are 4”-10” long. Fruit is edible and ripens in late summer or fall on new wood.  Fruit is deep purple to light brown with pink flesh.  Sweet-tasting.  This great container tree can be kept inside during winter months or kept in cool garage.

  • If planted in ground and kept outside in winter, protect in zones 6-7 with root mulch.  
  • In zones 5-6 in winter, lay down branches and cover with soil as well as covering main trunk in soil.  
  • If dieback occurs, it will resprout in spring.
  • Can be grown in a container throughout zones 4-11.
  • These trees can be grown indoors as a container or patio tree.  Once the weather is warm, they can be transitioned outside.  Patio trees should be kept inside during cold days/nights.

Hardiness Zones

The chicago hardy fig can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–10. View Map

Tree Type

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference