USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

Zone 7 Plants

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7 features moderate winters and warm summers, great for a wide range of plants.

Understanding USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7

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Understanding USDA hardiness zones is essential for gardeners, but it's only part of the picture. These zones are based on average annual minimum winter temperatures, helping identify which plants can survive winter in specific areas. However, this classification doesn't account for other critical factors like heat, humidity, rainfall, and soil conditions.

Zone 7 features a medium-to-long growing season, commonly frost free from early May to late September. The average minimum winter temperatures in Zone 7 range between 0°F and 10°F. This zone encompasses parts of Washington and Oregon, down through New Mexico, northern Texas, and across to Virginia, and North Carolina.

Gardens in Zone 7 often contain various microclimates, each suited to different plant types.Identifying microclimates in your yard-whether sunny spots, shaded areas, rocky hills, or marshlands-will help you select the best plants for your garden.

Below are some of the most popular perennials, shrubs, and trees to grow in Zone 7 gardens.

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