Chicago Hardy Fig
Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Water deeply when soil is dry.
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2438 Market Street Ne Washington DC 20018
- Ginkgo Gardens
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- Good Earth
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- Greenstreet Gardens
1721 West Braddock Road Alexandria VA 22302
|Botanical Pronunciation||FYE-kus KAH-ri-ka|
|Lore||The fig was one of the first plants ever to be cultivated by humans. Fossilized figs dating to 9400-9200 BC were found in an early Neolithic village in the Jordan Valley.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 9 to 12 ft. wide; smaller when container grown.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for fruit and foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This attractive small tree is well-suited for small city gardens where space is limited. Makes a superb accent tree; keep away from pavement so fallen fruit won't cause staining. Provides a handsome leafy background when allowed to grow as a large shrub.|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Showy Fruit, Benefits Birds|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply when soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Blackberry (Rubus); Grape (Vitis); Fragaria (Strawberry)|
Prefers enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; requires less water in fall and winter, more in growing season. Container plantings need additional winter protection in colder zones, or overwinter indoors. Feed lightly in spring. Prune for structure in late winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10