fbpx

A Division of Weston Nurseries, Inc.

Hardiness Zone Map

WESTON WHOLESALE BLOG

WESTON WHOLESALE BLOG

The USDA has recently released an updated Hardiness Zone Map. You may find that the zone for your area has changed. The hardiness zones for plants listed in our library and in our catalog, however, remain the same.


We’ve included here the maps for MA, VT, NH, ME, RI and CT. Go to http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/ to find additional maps and to search by zip code.

Zone ratings serve as a general guide for selecting a plant suitable for your area and indicate the minimum temperature we believe the variety will tolerate. Wind exposure, high temperature extremes, rapid temperature fluctuations, first and last frost dates, sun intensity, salt spray, soil drainage, and other factors also combine to determine your location’s “micro-climate”. Even though low temperature tolerance is generally accepted as the prime determinant of performance, these other factors must be taken into account in choosing the appropriate plant for your needs. We estimate each variety’s winter hardiness based upon our experience in this region. For each edition of our catalog we update some of our ratings in response to performance trials results from people in other areas. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Share this post

Employee Spotlight

Jennifer Rolo, MCH

he phrase, ‘Grow where you are planted’ is frequently used to encourage others to be all that they were created to be, to do what’s right, even when it’s hard,

Read More »
Plant Notes

Christmas Cactus

Holiday cactus, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter cactus, Zygocactus or Schlumbergera – what’s in a name?  Potentially confusion, if the naming of these cacti is anything to go by, but fortunately

Read More »
Garden Design

How Do I Light My Tree?

By Trevor Smith “There’s a light on this tree that won’t light on one side.”How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ahh, the Christmas tree. It is the center of so many

Read More »
Plant Notes

Mistletoe

Mistletoe, like holly and ivy, is part of the festive décor associated with a traditional northern hemisphere holiday season, most notably the custom of kissing when standing under it. However,

Read More »