There are a couple of figs that can survive outside in zone 5. HERE’s a link to more on them. Even those will die to the ground during our winter without extreme protection. If you want to talk to our resident hardy fig expert, give our the manager of our Saratoga store Chris Berninger a call…he is an avid fig grower and has lots of experience with them. The number to reach him at is 580-1205 tell him Peter B sent you his way.