Changing zone guides

Asked July 7, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

I live in Murrells Inlet, SC and for a decade or so have had trouble with any zone 8 plant thriving due to the heat. So now I only buy plants that are zone 9 or 10. With our temps going up, don't you think that the zone guides need to be adjusted?

Horry County South Carolina horticulture

1 Response

The USDA redid the Plant Hardiness Zone Map in 2012. Her is a link to the new map. http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

I think you will find that in the area you are in, you fall in zone 9 on the new map.

I hope this is helpful.