When can I plant Oleander in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Hillview should be read to estimate when it's a good idea to plant oleander.


Planting Calendar for Oleander

Frost tolerance for oleander: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since oleander do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant oleander
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant oleander
Probably not a good time to plant oleander

The earliest that you can plant oleander in Hillview is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant oleander and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your oleander may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your oleander indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your oleander if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Hillview

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Hillview

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