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Friday, May 16, 2014

Fig 'Chicago Hardy'

This is my recent purchase from the Morton Arboretum plant sale.  I never thought I could have a fig tree in Glen Ellyn, but now it seems possible.  This variety is called 'Chicago Hardy' and will grow to 6' annually as long as winter protection is provided.  I didn't site it in a particularly warm microclimate as instructed but will be sure to mulch and wrap in burlap this winter.

I'll post updates as the fig grows.  It's about 16" tall now and very healthy.

1 comment:

  1. I purchased a Chicago hardy 2 years ago. I planted it in the spring. I died in winter, after a year. No fruit. Chicagoblog.