When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant flowering maple in Zone 8b should be estimated 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 the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You should not 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 8b 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. If you are starting your flowering maple indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your flowering maple in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.