Zone 9 fig froze
Hardiness ratings are no guarantee. Even though the common fig,
Ficus carica, is rated
hardy in USDA zone 8, unusual cold spells can always have the
This fig is a cousin to Ficus carica and is rated hardy
to zone 9. It was killed back by the record breaking lows that
occurred in southern California in the 2012-2013 winter. It will
recover but it's temporarily smaller and fruitless.