Sunset zones

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)June 1, 2013

Do you have an idea as to what the Sunset zone for the Carson City Airport might be?

My old Sunset Western Garden Book don't have the details I need for the eastern foothills.

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aniajs(Z6 Reno NV foothills)

I know they update their zone map fairly frequently, you might try their website. I think the last time I checked they had that area in 2B? I have a similar problem in that I live in Stead and get all the weather from the back side of Peavine, but I get grouped in with the zones for Reno down in the river valley. I usually take the zones, both Sunset and USDA, with a rather large grain of salt because the highly variable terrain in this area leads to highly variable microclimates. You might consider planning for a bit colder and dryer than your official zone. If you have close neighbors they are a good resources as well. And talk to the folks at the local nurseries - they gave me great advice when it came to choosing fruit trees that would be hardy enough.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 2:59PM
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agray132(Z5 NV)

Its zone 2b but zone 2 is zone 2. I wouldnt worry about the a or b. I'm in zone 1 and I've grown shrubs for zone 2 here. Theres a lot of other factors to consider when planting but I wouldn't split hairs on the zoning.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 2:15PM
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