Connecticut Hardiness Zone Map For Plants And Trees
This is the Connecticut USDA zone map. This map will help you find the plant hardiness zone for your area. Understanding your plant hardiness zone will help you to create a lasting garden that will survive the winter weather in your area.
In order to find your Connecticut hardiness zone, you simply need to find where you live on the map. You will see that it is a certain color. Match that color to the legend to the right. The legend will say what zone you live in.
The above planting zone map is based on the 2012 Connecticut USDA zone map. In 2012, the plant hardiness zones were changed to better reflect the temperatures in the US over the past few decades. Because of climate change, the temperature zones are higher than they were in the past.
Now that you know your Connecticut hardiness zone, you can better understand what plants will do well in your garden. You can use plants in your garden that are your growing zone or lower. So, if your zone is 6, you can plant plants that are suitable for zones 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
You local nursery will carry many beautiful plants that are appropriate for your USDA Connecticut planting zone. The plants will be clearly marked with the zone that they belong to. You can buy these plants and know that they will not die over the winter due to the temperature. If you would like to grow something that is not appropriate for your zone, you will need to protect that plant from the weather.