Connecticut Planting Zones - USDA Map Of Connecticut Growing Zones

2023 USDA Planting Zone Map for Connecticut & Rhode Island

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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 2023 Connecticut USDA zone map. In 2023, the plant hardiness zones were changed to better reflect the temperatures in the U.S. over the past few decades. Due to climate change, the temperature zones are higher than they were in the past. Knowing your Connecticut hardiness zone lets you 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, and 1. Your 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.