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Cultural Details for Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

Common Name:
Chicago Hardy Fig

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
10-15'; To 30' in climates with warm winters

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Produced on the inside of a concave receptacle.

Fruit Details:
Brown, rich and sweet. Fruits early.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious disease or insect problems

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
The large, dark green leaves provide an interesting textural effect in the landscape.

Culture and Care:
Prefers a moist well-drained soil but appears to be adaptable to less-than-ideal conditions. Excessive cold (Zone 6 and north) will cause injury, possibly die-back almost to the roots.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.