Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionBoasting the title of "The Hardiest Fig," 'Chicago Hardy' (Ficus carica) grows even in zone 5, meaning even colder climates can add this fan favorite to their landscape! Sweet purple-brown figs ripen in early-mid autumn each year, while its distinctive foliage has a pleasant fragrance. Be sure to plant in full sun and a protected location for best results in cold climates. While it may die back to the ground in cold areas, have no fear as it regrows from the roots and will come back year after year with proper care and conditions.DetailsBotanical name: Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' Common name: Fig Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun). Height x width: 10-20 ft x 12-22 ft Flower color: Brown fruits Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Uses: Best in a vegetable garden.
How To GrowSoil: Does best in neutral to slightly alkaline soils (pH 7.0 or higher). Moist but well-drained soils are best. Can tolerate some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day). We highly recommend planting in a warm, protected spot in cold climates where the plants will be sheltered from blasts of cold air. Against a south-facing brick wall is ideal. Water: Average. Space: Plant 10-20 ft apart Fertilizing: High fertility is recommended for best crop, especially in cold climates. Apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring, then again in late spring and in early summer. Tomato fertilizer is a good alternative. Winterizing & Maintenance: Mulch at least 3" deep in cold climates. May die back to the ground in cold areas but will regrow from the roots. A long, warm season will produce the best fruit; harvest before a frost hits if necessary. Be sure to plant in an area with protection for best results in zone 5.
The plant has been growing ever since the day 1.
Will definitely purchase more plants
Will purchase another!
Yes I gave a fig!
The Chicago fig was ordered as a gift for my son's and daughter-in-law anniversary.It arrived healthy and happy and has been outside gaining growth weekly. It will have many more years too - just like their marriage.