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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 1379 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, Beetroot, Lettuce, Potato, Cucumber, Carrot, Bean and Chili pepper.

Areas recently identified in Folia as being in this zone include Herentals (Belgium), Tantobie (United Kingdom), Bristol (United Kingdom), Bedford (United States), Dallas (United States), Chilton (United States), Auvers sur Oise (France), Lier (Belgium), Montgomery (United States), Beaverton, Oregon 97005 (United States), Marysville, Washington, USA (United States), Montgomery, Alabama (United States), Lake Sinclair (United States), Warner Robins (United States), Auburn, Alabama (United States), Terrell, Texas (United States), Lexington (United States), Woodson (United States), Heacham (United Kingdom), Overath (Germany), city (United Kingdom), Atlanta (United States), McMinnville (United States), (United States), Penmaenmawr, Wales (United Kingdom), Laurencekirk (United Kingdom), Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom), SeaTac, WA (United States), Fort Worth (United States) and Gibson (United States).

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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New gardens in zone 8a View all

  • tmatheussen's My garden garden

    My garden garden

    Zone 8a

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  • blethorskite's Garden No 1 garden

    Garden No 1 garden

    Zone 8a Just begun to start on this garden yesterday - 14th April 2018 - and it comes wit a goose, 2 ducks and four hens. There is also a lot of dilapidate...

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  • blethorskite's No 2 garden

    No 2 garden

    Zone 8a Took the allotment in July 2017 and spent the remainder of spare summer time clearing as much as possible and cutting hedges that were overgrown. I...

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  • Lada's Lada's backyard in Bristol garden

    Lada's backyard in Bristol garden

    Zone 8a Came as low maintenance paved, grey and messy. Let's see what I can do here...

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  • MongooseDoom's Patio Garden garden

    Patio Garden garden

    Zone 8a

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