When can I plant Santolina in Zone 1a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant santolina in Zone 1a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Santolina

Frost tolerance for santolina: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Santolina are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can get them planted much earlier than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant santolina in Zone 1a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant santolina and expect a good harvest is probably July. If you wait any later than that and your santolina may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your santolina indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1a the average date of last frost happens on June 15. We should expect an average low temperature of -60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 1a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 1a we get a frost after June 15 so always be ready to protect your santolina in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-60°F
Highest Expected Low-55°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 -55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1a.