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Fig Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'
Fig Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

When your tree matures, it could reach 15-30' tall x 15-35' wide but can be trimmed to size and maintained as small as 6 feet high if desired. We recommend spacing these trees 35-40' apart to ensure room for growth.
1) Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball, gently remove packing material from root ball.
2) Set root ball in hole, making top even with ground level, fill in around root ball with soil mix to ground level, water to settle mix and add more soil if needed.
3) Form a water basin around the plant with a mound of soil, water once again filling the water basin.
4) Add a 1/4""layer of mulch to conserve moisture and water thoroughly once to two times weekly until plant is established."

Harvest in summer
Deer resistant, container

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

The Chicago hardy fig is tolerant of drought and poor soils but grows best in average garden soil with good drainage. In the north, it should be mulched heavily and planted in a sunny spot with a southern exposure.

Full sun
Height: 6' - 30'
Growability: easy


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