Colorado Plant Hardiness Zones

Hardiness Zones, also referred to as Growing Zones or Planting zones are defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The zones in this map were created in 2023 using mean extreme climate data covering the period of 1991 to 2020. The previous version of this map released in 2012 was created using climate data from the period of 1976-2005. The data in the 2012 maps covered a cooler period than the 2023 maps.

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Colorado Hardiness Zones Map - 2023

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List of Hardiness Zones for Locations in Colorado

Location2023 Hardiness Zone2012 Hardiness Zone1990 Hardiness Zone
Arvada6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Aurora6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Black Forest5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Boulder6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Brighton5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Broomfield6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Castle Rock5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F4b - -25°F to -20°F
Centennial6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Cimarron Hills6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Clifton7a - 0°F to 5°F 7a - 0°F to 5°F7a - 0°F to 5°F
Colorado Springs6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Columbine6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Commerce City6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Denver6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Durango6b - -5°F to 0°F 6b - -5°F to 0°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Englewood6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Erie5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Evans5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Firestone5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Fort Carson6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Fort Collins5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Fountain6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Fruitvale7a - 0°F to 5°F 7a - 0°F to 5°F7a - 0°F to 5°F
Golden6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Grand Junction7a - 0°F to 5°F 7a - 0°F to 5°F7a - 0°F to 5°F
Greeley5a - -20°F to -15°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Greenwood Village6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Highlands Ranch6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Johnstown5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Ken Caryl6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Lafayette6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Lakewood6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Littleton6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Longmont5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Louisville6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Loveland5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Montrose6b - -5°F to 0°F 6b - -5°F to 0°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Northglenn6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Parker5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5a - -20°F to -15°F
Pueblo6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Pueblo West6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Sherrelwood6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Thornton6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Timnath5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Welby6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Westminster6a - -10°F to -5°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Wheat Ridge6a - -10°F to -5°F 6a - -10°F to -5°F5b - -15°F to -10°F
Windsor5b - -15°F to -10°F 5b - -15°F to -10°F5b - -15°F to -10°F