When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant flowering maple in Zone 10a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Maple

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

Flowering Maple do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant flowering maple 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 flowering maple and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your flowering maple may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your flowering maple indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it can change quite a bit 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 flowering maple 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.