Ficus caria

BRED BY MICHAEL NOBLES
PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHERN LIVING PLANT COLLECTION

Sun/shade requirements

Full sun

USDA Zones

7a-10b

Habit

Dwarf compact upright

Container suggestions

Though figs grow best in Zones 8-10, they can be successful in protected locations in Zones 5-7. 'Little Miss Figgy' is best grown in containers in full sun. Containers must be brought indoors in winter. Large containers may be overwintered in greenhouses, garages or basements.

How long has it been on the market?

Introduced and patented in 2017, it is available from the Sunset Western Garden Collection and Southern Living’s DownHome Harvest Collection.

Grows to height/width

4–6' tall / 3–4' wide

Flower color

Prolific, dark purple fruits in late summer

Foliage

Dark green, deeply lobed deciduous leaves

Key features

‘Little Miss Figgy’ is smaller and more cold-hardy than comparable figs, yet she bears prolific fruits spring and fall. Attracts birds and butterflies, tolerates clay soil, drought and heat-tolerant.

Display tip

Show with other ornamental fruit trees or pair with interesting fig recipes to give gardeners fun ideas and reasons to take one home.

Consumer care requirements

Water before planting. Plant in full sun to part shade. Dig a hole three times the width of pot. Backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level. Water and add more soil if needed. Mulch plants and water regularly during the growing season but reduce watering in fall.