When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant brunfelsia in Zone 10a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

Frost tolerance for brunfelsia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant brunfelsia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia in Zone 10a is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your brunfelsia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10a. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to cover your brunfelsia in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.