The USDA Climate zone map is beneficial in determining the cold hardiness of plants in certain regions. We often refer plants to certain climate zones. To lookup you climate zone, find your region on the map and then find the corresponding color on the chart under the map to see your zone number. The numbers under the color chart indicate the approximate minimum temperatures your area experiences.
Camellia Belt Climate zone 8 and 9
Very favorable for planting outdoors. Fall to Spring planting is recommended
Suitable for growing some varieties in the ground, but mainly in containers. Can plant year round
Intermediate – Zone 7
Some varieties outdoors in protected areas, or grown outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in very cold weather Spring Planting is recommended
Extremely Cold – 6 and 5
Outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in very cold weather, could possibly damage or kill plants outdoors during cold weather. Not suitable for outdoor planting
Outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in cold weather—will not tolerate outdoor temps
I have the best job in the world…I get to walk out of my back door and across the yard to a greenhouse and nursery full of Camellias and do what I love every day. Sometimes, when it’s very hot or very cold or when problems arise I do question my career path, but I always come back to the same place….I’m where I’m supposed to be!