Tree Climate Zones

The USDA Climate Zone Maps are used as a tool for gardeners and orchardists to guide in selecting appropriate fruit trees for particular areas. The climate zones are determined by average minimum yearly low temperatures. This is only a general guide because your own individual location (microclimate) has a significant influence that the general zones neglect to recognize. These variations may suggest that the zone adjacent to you may be more appropriate.

The USDA Climate Zone Maps are maps created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to categorize different regions of the United States based on their climate. These maps are used to determine which types of plants are best suited for growing in specific areas, as well as to inform building design and construction practices that must consider local climate conditions. The maps divide the country into 11 different climate zones, ranging from extremely cold zones to warm temperate zones, taking into account average minimum winter temperatures, length of growing season, and rainfall patterns. These maps are updated periodically to reflect changing climate conditions.

Please use the  to find your Hardiness / Climate Zone.