Plant Hardiness Zones in Western Canada

March 10, 2015

Sprint is around the corner – it’s time to start sowing. šŸ™‚ To know when to sow what, you need to know your local plant zoning. After a little bit online search, here comes the Plant Hardiness Zones Map in Western Canada from Natural Resource Canada.

The Plant Hardiness Zones map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the average climatic conditions of each area.

western canada zone hardness map 1 (Medium)

  • Extreme Minimum Temperature Zones

This plant hardiness zones map follows an approach used by the United StatesĀ Department of Agriculture (www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/). The map shows theĀ average of the annual extreme minimum temperature for the period 1981 to 2010.Ā It is important to note that weather conditions in any individual year may be differentĀ from the average conditions shown on this map.

To view an interactive version of this map and for moreĀ information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, pleaseĀ go to the following Web site:
www.planthardiness.gc.ca