When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

In Zone 13a you can determine when it's possible to plant flowering maple by referring to 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.

It's a bad idea to plant flowering maple until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 13a is January. However, you really should wait until February 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 November. If you wait any later than that and your flowering maple may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your flowering maple indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 60°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your flowering maple in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.