About Plant Hardiness Zones in Nevada
Before you start a gardening project, take the time to study the Nevada planting map created by the USDA. This map, new in 2012, yields valuable insight into which flowers, trees, and shrubs are suitable for your growing region based on average extreme winter temperatures.
The new USDA plant hardiness map is based on data collected over the last 30 years from over 8,000 weather stations positioned throughout the country. In addition to extreme winter temperatures, this map also considers an area’s proximity to a large body of water, elevation, and urban heat.
If you live in Nevada, you live in a state with 13 different planting regions. Nevada zones range from 4a through 10a. While the southerly sections of the state have a very mild winter with lows well above freezing, the mountainous regions can drop to a frigid -30 degrees F. (-34 C.). In order to be a successful gardener in this state, it is critical to know your zone. Simply enlarge the Nevada plant map above and find your location to determine your zone.
Greenhouses and other retail plant outlets will be able to help you make the best decisions when it comes to planting in Nevada.