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Fig - Chicago Hardy Starter Tree

Fig - Chicago Hardy Starter Tree

Regular price $14.95
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Includes: 1 rooted Fig Tree in a 3" grower's pot

Shipping: "In Stock" items ship by zone until all zones are open for the season. "Preorder" follows our shipping policy by planting season.

SKU: FIG-001

Chicago Hardy Fig Patio Tree | Cold Hardy Fig Trees | Ficus Carica

*Please see shipped as shown photo in 3 inch starter nursery pot*

You’ll love the easy to grow Chicago Hardy Fig. It bears loads of the most delicious, medium sized mahogany-colored fruit, and as the name implies, it’s cold hardy enough to survive Chicago’s cold winters. (Hardy to zone 5 with protection during the winter.)

This fig tree is self-pollinating, so it can be grown successfully on its own, without other varieties present. This plant may die back in colder zones, resuming growth the following spring. However, figs will grow on new wood, so cold winters won't bother this plant! Heat and drought-tolerant once established.

Very easy to grow in containers on patios or porches. They thrive in full sun or dappled shade and typically begin bearing fruit within 2 years, making them a great return on investment!

*** First photo is a 2 year old potted patio plant. ***

Easy to Grow Features

  • Zone: 5-10
  • Height: 15-30’
  • Spread: 15-30’
  • Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom Season: Summer through Fall
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  • Planting Depth
  • Planting Proximity
  • Planting Season
  • Plant Benefits
    Grow your own figs! Cold hardy.
  • Water Quantity
  • Bloom Season
  • Sunlight Quantity
    Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zones
    Zones 5-11

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

I love it. Can't wait to watch it grow and hopefully have figgys in a couple of years.


It arrived in great shape and has proven to be sturdy and resilient. I've tried 2 others but this one looks like it's going to make it.


Nice plant

Kathy Newman
Fig Plant

Received this plant in good condition and it was a good size as well.

Thank you very much for posting a review. We hope you enjoy your Fig!


Very healthy, good packaging and fast shipping.

Bay Area Gardener
Chicago Hardy Fig

I ordered the Chicago Hardy starter tree on sale and was pleasantly surprised to receive a much larger tree! It was well-packaged, arrived healthy, and an incredible value. I potted it in a 12-inch about a month ago and it has grown a few more leaves. I'm going to enjoy watching it grow. Also, Easy to Grow has excellent customer service. They were quick to respond and kept me posted on my order. I'm very happy with my purchase!

Thank you for your lovely review of the Chicago Hardy Fig. We are pleased to hear you were happy with our communication and service, too. Enjoy your fig tree -- they are so unique and fun to grow!


Very healthy baby tree! All planted up in a pot. Great packaging!

Steve Bentley
Wow! Made it through an Ohio winter!

Almost ashamed to admit this, but I planted this in my garden last year and then completely forgot about it. It came up last month and I had to use a plant ID app to figure it out. 😜 it’s looking great thus far!

Sarah Gross
Great little trees!

I ordered two of these last year and they are thriving! I haven’t given them any special care other than putting them in bigger pots and they have shot up and branched out. No fruit yet but it’s early in the summer.

Jannet Grayfield
Plant Arrived Great - Soooo CUTE!

I was hesitant to order a plant, let alone a tree online. I was happy to see it arrive in excellent condition! Easy to Grow take great care in the packaging of plants and it truly shows. This little Hardy Fig arrived with a few fruit already starting on it. It's definitely small, but I'm hoping that with the proper care my new fig will thrive in the container I planted it in. I have it in full sun on my patio table right now and will pot it up when the time comes. Hopefully in a few years it will look just like the main photo. YAY!