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TuttiFrutti
Spokane Valley, WA
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2004
9:56 PM

Post #891533

How may someone determine what USDA Zone fits a location outside of the US? I have several online friends from Australia and the UK, and wonder if there are similar zone maps for those countries. :)

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
Baa

June 1, 2004
9:54 AM

Post #891973

The answer to that question on the UK part is yes there are maps but they are pretty meaningless and approximate. You can't equate USDA zones to an island climate in my honest opinion.

Here's a detailed winter temperature map for the UK and S. Ireland BUT it's not following USDA zones and is more accurate than any other I've seen before. We don't have zones here, too many variables in our climate for that and the map is still approximate. I don't know who did this map but it's not a standard government thing.
http://www.hardyexotics.co.uk/hardyexotics/frameset.htm

UK and S. Ireland is generally between USDA zone 7-9, here's a map for Europe
http://www.marblenet.es/pjse/mapuse.htm

Here's one for Australia
http://www.anbg.gov.au/hort.research/zones.html

This message was edited Jun 1, 2004 5:56 AM
TuttiFrutti
Spokane Valley, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2004
9:28 PM

Post #892853

Thank you, Baa! That's exactly what I was looking for, and all links are now bookmarked. :)
jaybear
Swadlincote
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2004
5:56 PM

Post #921079

I have just joined Dave's Garden, and wanted to know what zone I am in. I found the following page which give the European hardiness guidelines, with the USA zones, and the Royal Horticultural Society zones of hardiness. Hope this is of help.
http://www.seedsite.co.uk/hardiness.html
Baa

June 22, 2004
6:14 PM

Post #921092

Welcome to DG Jaybear (I'm in the UK too)

I couldn't get the link to work
jaybear
Swadlincote
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2004
9:16 AM

Post #931694

Apologies to you Baa! My brain must have been disengaged when I wrote this-I have searched again and the link is
http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/hardiness.html
Again,many apologies for my error
Baa

June 30, 2004
9:27 AM

Post #931698

Thanks Jaybear :)
Eglantyne
Gardiner, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2004
12:31 AM

Post #935299

Hello,
what about Germany ? would love to find out the Zone .
I will be grateful for any Information.
Thank You in Advance,
Brigitte
Baa

July 3, 2004
6:08 AM

Post #935665

The second link on my first post will help with most european countries
theinfamousj
Chapel Hill, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2005
11:36 PM

Post #1807211

How about Japan? I have a friend there who relies on me for gardning advice and I'd love to be able to tell her what will grow in her zone.
Baa

October 10, 2005
8:57 AM

Post #1807843

As far as I know there isn't an online USDA zone map for Japan. I understand from a friend who lives in Japan that it can be from zones 4/5 to 10/11, although, as I indicated above, these climate zones don't really help where you cannot be sure of the weather.
panama_burry
Panama city
Panama

December 1, 2005
12:58 PM

Post #1902467

What about Panama, Central America? I figure it must be a zone 10 or 11. What do you think?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2005
1:16 PM

Post #1902496

I would guess you're 10 or 11 as well, but since the USDA zones are based on lowest winter temperature if you know your typical minimum temperature in winter you can figure out for sure: Zone 10a has low temp of 30 (F), 10b is 35, and 11 is 40.
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

March 27, 2009
11:51 PM

Post #6329048

I am living in Antigua, West Indies and figure I am about 11 but not too sure?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2009
12:37 AM

Post #6329222

Does your temperature at night in the winter ever go below 40 degrees F? If it doesn't then you're in zone 11. If you occasionally get below 40 but not lower than 35, then you're in 10b. Or you can go to this page http://davesgarden.com/zone/ and Dave's got a link to a site that has some zone maps for areas outside of North America. Not sure if they have the West Indies or not but it's worth looking.
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

March 29, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #6337083

Thanks ecrane3 I am definately an 11!

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