Interactive Texas Plant Zone Hardiness Map

plantmaps.com has added an interactive USDA zone map for the State of Texas.  Texas covers several hardiness zones ranging from 6b to 8b.

Georgia USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

plantmaps.com has added an interactive USDA zone map for the State of Georgia.  The state of Georgia ranges from Mountains in the North to coastal plain at the Southern coast, giving Georgia several hardiness zones ranging from 6b to 8b.

Growing Eucalyptus Trees in the Southeastern US

One of the worlds fastest growing species of trees is almost absent in the Southeastern United States (excluding Florida, where you will find many out of control stands in South Florida). With the ongoing drought in the Southeastern US, Eucalyptus trees may offer a fast growing option that requires little watering during the summer.

The following species should grow well

Eucalyptus neglecta – Omeo Gum (zones 7a – 10b,possibly 6b )

Eucalyptus dalrympleana – Mountain Gum (zones 7a – 10b)

Eucalyptus nicholii – Willow-leaved Peppermint (zones 7b – 10b)

Eucalyptus niphophila – Snow Gum (zones 7a – 10b)

Eucalyptus cinerea – Siver Dollar Eucalyptus (zones 7b – 10b)

Interactive USDA Zone Map

Easily the most detailed Interactive USDA Zone Map on the web.  The plant maps utilizes the google maps api which allows users to accurately determine their usda hardiness zone.  Using advanced spatial analysis tools Plantmaps.com has also created its own customized hardiness zone map which incorporates low temperature from the period of 1960 to 2005.  the usda zones only cover the periods of 1960 to 1990.

Plantmaps.com also has many native range plant maps for north american plants including palm trees.