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Old September 23rd, 2006, 09:48 PM
Mirambeaut Mirambeaut is offline
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International hardiness zones

I am trying to identify the hardiness zone for the following area in France:
Charente Maritime, north of Bordeaux, just inland from the estuary. Although 30 minutes' drive away at the nearest resorts to the north, there are palms, olive trees and sea grasses, I'd like to know if these would grow more inland in soil that is traditionally used to plant sunflowers, wheat and hollyhocks. I would love to add some diversity to what is a rather uniform environment.
Any information would be most welcome!
Thanking you.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 11:08 PM
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Re: International hardiness zones

Your area is in zone 8 and possibly 9, according to the hardiness zone maps for Europe listed on this page.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 01:36 AM
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Re: International hardiness zones

To Junglekeeper,

Many thanks for the pointer!

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Old September 24th, 2006, 02:50 AM
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Re: International hardiness zones

Zone 9 within about 30-40km of the ocean, zone 8 further inland.
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Old September 24th, 2006, 09:31 PM
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Re: International hardiness zones

Zone 9 it is then!
Thank you very much for the info.
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