Alabama USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Alabama USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Source: USDA

Alabama is classified as humid subtropical with the average annual temperature is 64 °F (18 °C), ranging from USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7a through 9a.The state has variable weather per different areas so get to know which zone your city is located in so that you can address and avoid potential issues before they become problematic.

The USDA zones map is a useful system for determining what plants will survive and grow in certain areas ofAlabama.

Understanding how these hardiness zones work means you can choose the right planting time, and optimize growing for your climate.

Generally, Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters with copious precipitation throughout the year.

Alabama receives an average of 56 inches (1,400 mm) of rainfall annually and enjoys a lengthy growing season of up to 300 days in the southern part of the state.

Summers in Alabama are among the hottest in the U.S., with high temperatures averaging over 90 °F (32 °C) throughout the summer in some parts of the state.

Alabama is also prone to tropical storms and hurricanes.