American hardiness zones – as they apply to New Zealand

10 Jul

American and British gardening books make frequent mention of climate zones. That’s all very well but I found it very hard to sort out which zone we live in, and the (colder) zone to which we’re moving soon.

This diagram, from the informative “Growing Gardens for Free” (2003)  by  Geoff Bryant, is actually the only place I’ve found that information:


(Nice to know I’m in zone 9, and will still be in zone 9 even as I move inland).

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