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Hardy Fig

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy'

When your tree matures, it could reach 15-30 feet tall x 15-35 feet wide but can be trimmed to size and maintained as small as 6 feet high if desired. We recommend spacing these trees 35-40 feet 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 ¼ inch layer of mulch to conserve moisture and water thoroughly once to two times weekly until plant is established.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Harvest summer

Mature Height:

72-360 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-10 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 60-75° F in high light conditions with long days keeping soil evenly moist, not overly wet and never completely dry. Provide good air circulation and plants will generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil with 6.0 - 6.5 pH. Keep crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Drought and poor soil tolerant, 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 southern exposure.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.