Trees For Zone 8: Learn About The Most Common Zone 8 Trees

Trees For Zone 8: Learn About The Most Common Zone 8 Trees

By: Liz Baessler
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Choosing trees for your landscape can be an overwhelming process. Buying a tree is a much bigger investment than a small plant, and there are so many variables it can be hard to decide where to begin. One good and very useful starting point is hardiness zone. Depending upon where you live, some trees simply won’t survive outside. Keep reading to learn more about growing trees in zone 8 landscapes and some common zone 8 trees.

Growing Trees in Zone 8

With an average minimum winter temperature between 10 and 20 F. (-12 and -7 C.), USDA zone 8 can’t support trees that are frost sensitive. It can, however, support a huge range of cold hardy trees. The range is so big, in fact, that it’s impossible to cover every species. Here is a selection of common zone 8 trees, separated into broad categories:

Common Zone 8 Trees

Deciduous trees are extremely popular in zone 8. This list includes both broad families (like maples, most of which will grow in zone 8) and narrow species (like honey locust):

Zone 8 is a slightly tricky spot for fruit production. It’s a little too cold for a lot of citrus trees, but the winters are a little too mild to get adequate chill hours for apples and many stone fruits. While one or two varieties of most fruits can be grown in zone 8, these fruit and nut trees for zone 8 are the most reliable and common:

Evergreen trees are popular for their year round color and often distinctive, sappy fragrance. Here are some of the most popular evergreen trees for zone 8 landscapes:

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