What Is A Subtropical Climate – Tips On Gardening In The Subtropics

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What Is A Subtropical Climate – Tips On Gardening In The Subtropics

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer When we talk about gardening climates, we often use the terms tropical, subtropical or temperate zones. Tropical zones, of course, are the warm tropics around the equator where summer like weather is year round. Temperate zones are cooler climates with four seasons – winter, spring, summer and autumn. So exactly what is a subtropical climate? Continue reading for the answer, as well as a list of plants that grow in the subtropics. What is a Subtropical Climate? Subtropical climates are defined as the areas adjacent to the tropics. These areas are usually located 20-40 degrees north or south of the equator. Southern areas of the U.S., Spain, Portugal, the north and south tips of Africa, southern Australia, the Middle East, parts of South America and southeastern Asia are subtropical climates. In these areas, summer is very long, hot and often rainy; winter is very mild,

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