When can I plant Flowering Maple in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 9a you can estimate when it's possible to plant flowering maple by checking out 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.

It's a bad idea to plant flowering maple until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 September. If you wait any later than that and your flowering maple may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your flowering maple indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your flowering maple in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°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 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.