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USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

8a is a zone in the USDA Climate Zone system and can be used to help assess if certain plants will grow well in your area. There are presently 1250 gardens on Folia marked as being in USDA Zone 8a.

Typical example plants that tend to grow vigorously in this zone include Tomato, Sweet pepper, Onion, Lettuce, Potato, Cucumber, Carrot, Rose, Bean and Chili pepper.

Areas recently identified in Folia as being in this zone include newcastle upon tyne (United Kingdom), las cruces (United States), Waco (United States), Gainesville (United States), Portland (United States), Ellis County (United States), owensboro (United States), Sachse (United States), musella (United States), Newcastle, Tyne & Wear (United Kingdom), Victoria, British Columbia (Canada), (United States), Tucson (United States), Belton (United States), Dallas (United States), Fort Worth (United States), Springfield (United States), Dallas (United States), Delta (Canada), den haag (Netherlands), Helena (United States), Garland (United States), Nogales (United States), Messer (United States), Delft (Netherlands), Phoenix, (United States), tuscaloosa (United States), armagh (United Kingdom), Buendia (Spain) and Bordeaux (France).

If your area is defined as within 8a, you typically get low temperatures of between -12°C (10°F) and -9°C (16°F)

Zone 8a has a corresponding Sunset zone of 4, 6-9.

Due to large differences in average temperature, USDA Zone 8a is typically known as Zone 2 in Australia.

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