The U.S. Department of Agriculture has divided our country into 11 hardiness zones based on average annual minimum temperatures. We are Zone 10 on the USDA map.
Los Angeles, California is in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b and 11a.
If you see a hardiness zone in a gardening catalog or plant description, chances are it refers to this USDA map. To find your USDA Hardiness Zone , enter your zip code or use the map below. Click here for more information about hardiness maps. Find your zone using the map below or enter your zip code.
List of 1990 Hardiness Zones for Cities in California
|American Canyon||Zone 9b : 25°F to 30°F|
|Amesti||Zone 9b : 25°F to 30°F|
|Anaheim||Zone 10a: 30°F to 35°F|
|Anchor Bay||Zone 9b : 25°F to 30°F|
Vegetable Plants that Grow Well in Zone 9 Beans, Snap. Beets. Broccoli. Brussels Sprouts. Cabbage. Carrots. Cauliflower. Celery.
Spinach, beets, carrots, cabbage, and almost all leafy greens will thrive in the cool, but not freezing temperatures of Zone 10. Carrots, winter greens, and purple sprouting broccoli — all cool-season crops perfect for fall planting .
When to Plant Vegetables in Zone 9 The growing season in zone 9 typically lasts from late February to early December. Planting season extends all the way to the end of the year if the days are mostly sunny.
T = Temperate, or USDA Zone 9b Describes the areas of southern Australia, including Melbourne, and elevated areas in NSW and southern Queensland. Summers are warm and winters cold to cool. Rainfall of around 600-800mm (23-31in) is spread throughout the year but with a spring peak. Severe frosts inland.
top 10 trees for southern california backyard White Birch. Japanese Maple. Ficus B.(variegated or not, and MUST be potted or it will take over) Mulberry Tree . Weeping Willow.
In the United States , most of the warmer zones ( zones 9 , 10, and 11) are located in the deep southern half of the country and on the southern coastal margins. Higher zones can be found in Hawaii (up to 12) and Puerto Rico (up to 13).
Zones 9 to 11 in the United States encompass such areas as Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida and other southern areas of the states. Their characteristics regarding water vary, however, which is also a consideration when choosing plants.
Knowing the California growing zones will help you plan and plant a garden that is set up for success. California planting zones range from zones 5a to11a. Because the state is so large, it is actually further broken down into Northern and Southern planting zones .
The gardening zones in zone 9 are zone 9a and 9b . Plants in zone 9a will tolerate minimum temperatures of no lower than 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. In 9b , the lowest temperature for flowers or plants should be 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
For example, in North Carolina, the mountain region is 7a while the Piedmont region is 7b . The state’s coastal region has both 8a and 8b areas. There are zone 7 areas in 28 states . Zone 7 States .