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USDA Hardiness Zone 5a

USDA Zone 5a is a zone in the USDA hardiness zones system - this zone system can be very helpful to gardeners as it can be useful in determining if your plants are well suited to your garden's local climate. There are currently 1253 gardens being tracked on Folia that are in USDA Zone 5a.

Some popular plants that tend to grow very well in this zone include Basil, Onion, Tomato, Chili pepper, Lettuce, Sweet pepper, Bean, Spinach, Carrot and Cucumber.

Areas recently identified in Folia as being in this zone include Gatineau (Canada), olive (United States), Elizabeth (United States), Ayton (Canada), Walton (United States), Lansing (United States), (Canada), Stevensville (United States), Nelson (Canada), Kitchener (Canada), Longmont (United States), Cumberland Co. (United States), cornwall (Canada), West Lafayette (United States), thornhill (Canada), Whitingham (United States), Lake Park (United States), West Des Moines, IA (United States), Aurora Township, Illinois (United States), Ames (United States), Toronto (Canada), Kanata (Canada), Ionia (United States), Erin (Canada), Montreal (Canada), Troy (United States), Limestone, NY (United States), montreal (Canada), Kootenay's (Canada) and Staunton (United States).

If you are in 5a, lowest temperatures in your garden should be around -28°C [-18°F] to -26°C [-15°F].

The corresponding Sunset zone for 5a is approx. A1, 1B, A2.

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New gardens in zone 5a View all

  • Zlato's Garage droit garden

    Garage droit garden

    Zone 5a Coincé entre le pavé (dés)uni qui va au jardin et le garage, une mince bande de 50 cm x 2 m, plein sud, mal arrosée par les pluies. J’y ai planté ...

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  • Zlato's Garage gauche garden

    Garage gauche garden

    Zone 5a Coincé entre le pavé (dés)uni qui va au jardin et le garage, une mince bande de 50 cm x 2 m, plein sud, mal arrosée par les pluies. J'y ai planté ...

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  • Zlato's Triangle garden

    Triangle garden

    Zone 5a

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  • skinflower's bumblebee botanic garden

    bumblebee botanic garden

    Zone 5a i have an acre~ ½ wooded & the other ½ sunny but surrounded by tall trees at just under 1000 feet in elevation in the catskills of upstate new york...

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  • MBE's Patio  garden

    Patio garden

    Zone 5a

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