USDA Zone - Knowledgebase Question

Colton, CA
Question by rs14
August 8, 1999
What hardiness zone do I live in?


Image
Answer from NGA
August 8, 1999

0

USDA Zones are a general guideline based upon average winter lows and first and last frost dates for a large, general area of the country. Each garden is unique in that there are factors that create micro-climates, both within the landscape and from the surrounding area. These factors can include elevation, mountains, hills, bodies of water, buildings, stands of native trees, open meadows, prevailing winds, etc. A better guide for you would be the zone identified in Sunset Western Garden Book. The authors have gone to great lengths to reclassify general zones, breaking them into sub-zones, based upon local influences. You're in Sunset's zone 9. For a more detailed description, plus suggestions for plants suited to your gardening zone, consult a copy of Sunset Western Garden book, ISBN #0-376-03851-9.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Wildflower"