When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 5a

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

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 5a you will be able to estimate when to plant flowering maple.


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.

It's a bad idea to plant flowering maple until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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 5a is April. However, you really should wait until May 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 fully mature. Starting your flowering maple indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. We should expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your flowering maple in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.