Ducks rest quietly under a wispy Weeping Willow situation next to a reflective pond.

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Ducks rest quietly under a wispy Weeping Willow situation next to a reflective pond.

By Liz Baessler Choosing trees for your landscape can be an overwhelming process. Buying a tree is a much bigger investment than a small plant, and there are so many variables it can be hard to decide where to begin. One good and very useful starting point is hardiness zone. Depending upon where you live, some trees simply won’t survive outside. Keep reading to learn more about growing trees in zone 8 landscapes and some common zone 8 trees. Growing Trees in Zone 8 With an average minimum winter temperature between 10 and 20 F. (-12 and -7 C.), USDA zone 8 can’t support trees that are frost sensitive. It can, however, support a huge range of cold hardy trees. The range is so big, in fact, that it’s impossible to cover every species. Here is a selection of common zone 8 trees, separated into broad categories: Common Zone 8

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