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New York
For Hardiness Zones found in New York.

Zone Average Minimum
Temperature Range
Indicator Plants
(Representative plants that grow well in this Zone but not in colder Zones.)
3a
-40 to -35 F
-37 to -40 C
Berberis thunbergii
(Japanese bayberry)
Elaeagnus angustifolia
(Russian olive)
Junipercus communes
(Common juniper)
Lonicera tatarica
(Tatarian honeysuckle)
Malus baocata
(Siberian crabapple)
Thuja occidentalis
(American arborvitae)
3b
-35 to -30 F
-34 to -37 C
4a
-30 to -25 F
-32 to -34 C
Acer saccharum
(Sugar maple)
Hydrangea paniculata
(Panicle hydrangea)
Juniperus chinensis
(Chinese juniper)
Ligustrum amurense
(Amur River privet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
(Virginia creeper)
Spiraea x vanhouttei
(Vanhouffe spirea)
4b
-25 to -20 F
-29 to -32 C
5a
-20 to -15 F
-26 to -29 C
Cornus florida
(Flowering dogwood)
Deutzia gracilis
(Slender deutzia)
Ligustrum vulgare
(Common privet)
Parthenocissus tricuspidata
(Boston ivy)
Rosa multiflora
(Japanese rose)
Taxus cuspidata
(Japanese yew)
5b
-15 to -10 F
-23 to -26 C
6a
-10 to -5 F
-21 to -23 C
Acer palmatum
(Japanese maple)
Buxus sempervirens
(Common boxwood)
Euonymus follunei
(Winter creeper)
Hedera helix
(English ivy)
Ilex opaca
(American holly)
Ligustrum ovalifolium
(California privet)
6b
-5 to 0 F
-18 to -21 C
7a
0 to 5 F
-15 to -18 C
Acer macrophylium
(Bigleaf maple)
Rhododendron Kurume hybrids
(Kurume azalea)
Cedrus atlantica
(Atlas cedar)
Cotoneaster microphylla
(Small-leaf cotoneaster)
Ilex aquifolium
(English holly)
Taxus baccata
(English yew)




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