When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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 7a you can figure out when you can plant flowering maple 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.

Flowering Maple are not cold tolerant which means that you need 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 7a 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 really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your flowering maple indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your flowering maple in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 0°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.