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New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Posted by plantingman 6a (SC KS climate) ( on
Tue, Apr 3, 12 at 15:35

I posted this on the Annuals forum too, but I figured many people would not see it unless they actually visited the Annuals forum, so I posted here and on the shrub forum too.
Most people probably already know this, but there is a new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map effective January 2012. The hardiness zones have either changed or just been updated on the map. For example my hardiness zone, according to the new map, is zone 6b. On the old map my hardiness zone was 6a. It may not seem like much but those few degrees can make a big difference. Below is a link to the new map.

Here is a link that might be useful: New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

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RE: New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Hey...thanks for the heads up. I was not aware of it and being that I'm right on the VA coast and think I'm 7b but could never tell since I'm in a little tiny transitional spot on that darn tiny map (LOL), then I may have changed.

Am trying to find a map that I can zoom in on with my tablet but not yet, so can't tell.

However, when I googled it, did find various links to other maps that you CAN zoom in on, however it's quite blurry. But also links to specific states, sometimes via a local paper, such as NJ, WS, oh....and now I just found VA. I goggled the subject but added "for VA".

I'm still 7b but that's still very important info !!!

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