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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Northeast US: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

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Check the color of the section in your area on the map with the color key below. Zones 2a through 7b represented here

  north-east area

USDA Hardiness Zones and Average Annual Minimum Temperature Range

 USDA Zone  Temperature Range Example Cities


-50 to -45 F  (-42.8 to -45.5 C)

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Flin Flon, Manitoba (Canada)

-45 to -40 F  (-40.0 to -42.7 C)

Unalakleet, Alaska
Pinecreek, Minnesota

-40 to -35 F  (-37.3 to -39.9 C)

International Falls, Minnesota
St. Michael, Alaska

-35 to -30 F  (-34.5 to -37.2 C)

Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Sidney, Montana

-30 to -25 F  (-31.7 to -34.4 C)

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Lewistown, Montana

-25 to -20 F  (-28.9 to -31.6 C)

Northwood, Iowa

-20 to -15 F  (-26.2 to -28.8 C)

Des Moines, Iowa

-15 to -10 F  (-23.4 to -26.1 C)

Columbia, Missouri
Mansfield, Pennsylvania

-10 to -5 F  (-20.6 to -23.3 C)

St. Louis, Missouri
Lebanon, Pennsylvania

-5 to 0 F  (-17.8 to -20.5 C)

McMinnville, Tennessee
Branson, Missouri

0 to 5 F  (-15.0 to -17.7 C)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
South Boston, Virginia

5 to 10 F  (-12.3 to -14.9 C)

Little Rock, Arkansas
Griffin, Georgia

Listed by zone: Names of representative plants listed under the coldest zones in which they normally succeed.
Listed alphabetically: Cold hardiness ratings (zones) for selected woody plants.

Data based on USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 1475.  Issued January 1990, U.S. National Arboretum, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20002.


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Updated on February 18, 2018