USDA Hardiness Zones

These Zones are based on the average annual minimum temperature expressed in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) ) or Celsius (°C). The main factors determining average minimum temperature are elevation, latitude and proximity to the coast.  Minimum winter temperatures are a major determinant of whether a particular plant selection can be successfully grown outside year around. However, the USDA Hardiness Zones do not take into account other aspects influencing plant survival and performance, such as snow cover, summer heat, humidity, soil moisture, spring frosts, etc.

Other maps:   

  • See below for Oregon, Washington and Idaho
  • For other states see the US Nat. Arboretum site


From the US National Arboretum, released 2012    See http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/#)

USDA Hardiness Map of the United States
USDA Hardiness Map for Oregon
USDA Hardiness Map for Washington
USDA Hardiness Map for Idaho