When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 2b

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 2b you can figure out when you can plant flowering maple by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flowering Maple

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

Since flowering maple are not cold tolerant you really should wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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 2b 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 flowering maple and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your flowering maple may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your flowering maple indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your flowering maple in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2b.