Australian Hardiness Planting Zones
This map is from the Australian Government Bureau or Meteorology.
Hardiness zones are a way of classifying areas based on their average minimum winter temperatures. In Australia, there are 10 hardiness zones, ranging from zone 1 (the coldest) to zone 10 (the warmest). These zones are used to help gardeners determine which plants are likely to survive and thrive in their area.
In general, plants that are native to Australia are well adapted to the local climate and are more likely to survive in their hardiness zone. However, many non-native plants can also be grown in Australia, provided they are well suited to the local climate.
To determine your hardiness zone in Australia, you can use a map or a planting guide that lists the zones for different parts of the country. You can then use this information to choose plants that are suitable for your area. It is important to note that hardiness zones are a general guide, and other factors such as soil type, sunlight, and watering can also affect a plant’s ability to thrive.
Overall, hardiness zones are a useful tool for gardeners in Australia, as they can help them choose plants that are likely to survive and thrive in their local climate. By selecting plants that are well suited to your hardiness zone, you can create a beautiful and thriving garden that will provide you with enjoyment for years to come.
To understand your hardiness zone, understand you average daily minimum temperature and apply these rules:
If you live outside North America
You can roughly translate the USDA hardiness zones by finding out how low your area’s temperatures can reach, and then use the chart below to find your corresponding zone.
Zone 1: below -46 C (below -50 F)
Zone 2: -46 to -40 C (-50 to -40 F)
Zone 3: -40 to -34 C (-40 to -30 F)
Zone 4: -34 to -29 C (-30 to -20 F)
Zone 5: -29 to -23 C (-20 to -10 F)
Zone 6: -23 to -18 C (-10 to 0 F)
Zone 7: -18 to -12 C (0 to 10 F)
Zone 8: -12 to -7 C (10 to 20 F)
Zone 9: -7 to -1 C (20 to 30 F)
Zone 10: -1 to 4 C (30 to 40 F)
Zone 11: above 4 C (above 40 F)