Hardiness Zone 10 - The Best Plants to Grow in Your Garden
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 features a subtropical climate with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30°F to 40°F (-1.1°C to 4.4°C). Gardeners and landscapers in Zone 10 can create thriving landscapes by selecting appropriate plants and employing specific gardening techniques to ensure the success of their gardens.
When choosing plants for Zone 10, it’s essential to select species that can withstand the local climate conditions. Native plants, which have evolved to thrive in the region’s conditions, are often ideal choices. Some trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals suitable for Zone 10 include:
- Trees: Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia), Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana), and Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo).
- Shrubs: Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp.), and Oleander (Nerium oleander).
- Perennials: Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), Agapanthus (Agapanthus spp.), and Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae family).
- Annuals: Wax Begonia (Begonia semperflorens), Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), and Gazania (Gazania spp.).