The USDA  Climate zone map is beneficial in determining the cold hardiness of plants in certain regions.  We often refer plants to certain climate zones.  To lookup you climate zone, find your region on the map and then find the corresponding color on the chart under the map to see your zone number.  The numbers under the color chart indicate the approximate minimum temperatures your area experiences.

 Camellia Belt Climate zone 8 and 9

Very favorable for planting outdoors.  Fall to Spring planting is recommended

Zone 10

Suitable for growing some varieties in the ground, but mainly in containers.  Can plant year round

Intermediate –  Zone 7

Some varieties outdoors in protected areas, or grown outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in very cold weather  Spring Planting is recommended

Extremely Cold – 6 and 5

Outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in very cold weather, could possibly damage or kill plants outdoors during cold weather.  Not suitable for outdoor planting

Zones 1-4

Outdoors in warmer weather, indoors in cold weather—will not tolerate outdoor temps