USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

12a: Coastal Sands

Sandy shores that host a unique blend of vegetation, thriving on the coast.

With minimal cold and intense heat, Zone 12a is a haven for specific tropical and subtropical plants. This guide covers everything from soil management to water usage for gardening success in extreme warmth.

Zone 12a Statistics

In Zone 12a, gardeners can cultivate a wide range of tropical fruits and vegetables year-round, including mangoes, papayas, and various types of citrus, thanks to the absence of frost and warm temperatures throughout the year.

First Frost Date
No frost
Last Frost Date
No frost
Growing Season Days
Average Annual Rainfall
50 inches
Average Summer Temperature
Average Winter Temperature
Zone Min Temperature
40°F to 50°F
Annual Sunshine Hours

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