Ficus carica &
Ficus carica &
Ficus carica &
Ficus carica &

Chicago Hardy Fig

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

Regular price$14.84
  • We currently have 0 in stock.
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  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Chicago Hardy Fig is a smaller deciduous fruiting tree that produces two crops a year and is the hardiest variety- Chicago Hardy Fig can survive even warmer areas of zone 5 if mulched or brought indoors for winter.  The lobed palmate leaves are mid-green.  The sweet-smelling fruits are produced in spring and summer and ripen to a brown purple with pink flesh.  Highly adaptable, but provides the best fruit in full sun and well-drained soils.




10' - 15'


9' - 12’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 10


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly-weekly or more in extreme heat.  Watch for mites, aphids, mealybugs, nematodes, and scale.  Fruit can become messy if not promptly harvested.  Chicago Hardy will produce fruit on new growth from branches that have died back from winter damage.  Winter damaged plants may only reach 3-4’ if in climates that regularly induce dieback (temperatures below 10F).

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardenWildlife GardensShade Tree, Edible Landscapes, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Lavender, Strawberry, Rosemary

IMAGES: Debouch, Hardy chicago fig, CC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Famartin2020-07-11 07 51 49 Leaves in mid-summer on a Chicago Hardy Common Fig along Tranquility Court in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Famartin2017-08-25 08 43 41 Ripe fruit of a Chicago Hardy Fig along Tranquility Court in the Franklin Farm section of Oak Hill, Fairfax County, VirginiaCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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