When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when you can plant copperleaf in Zone 10a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

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

It's probably a bad idea to plant copperleaf until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant copperleaf 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 copperleaf and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your copperleaf may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your copperleaf indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on January 31 in Zone 10a. We should expect an average low temperature of 30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your copperleaf in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.