Palm trees absolutely love warm and humid weather of Florida. Florida’s climate ranges from tropical to subtropical. I has warm winters and hot summers. The temperatures range from 65° to 70°F (18° to 21°C) in the north, and from 74° to 77°F (23° to 25°C) in the south. While this states gets hurricanes and tropical storms every year, tornadoes and waterspouts are very rare.
From June through September, you can expect extremely heavy rains. The warmest temperature recorded was 109°F (43°C) and the lowest was –2°F (–19°C). Florida USDA hardiness zones range from 8a to 11.
Florida USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in Florida
The list of palm trees that you can grow in Florida is endless especially in the zone 11. Here are some of the palms that can grow in Florida:
- Bottle Palm Tree – Zones 10a – 11 (30 to 35F)
- Canary Date Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20 F)
- Carpentaria Palm Tree – Zones 10a – 11 (30 to 35 F)
- Coconut Palm Tree – Zones 9a – 11 (20 to 25 F)
- Fiji Fan Palm Tree – Zones 10a – 11 (30 to 35 F)
- Florida Thatch Palm Tree – Zones 10a – 11 (30 to 35 F)
- Majesty Palm Tree – Zones 9b – 11 (25 to 30 F)
- Ponytail Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20 F)
Major Cities in Florida
Fort Lauderdale – Hardiness Zone 10a
Jacksonville – Hardiness Zone 9a
Miami – Hardiness Zone 10b
Orlando – Hardiness Zone 9b
Panama City – Hardiness Zone 8b
Sarasota – Hardiness Zone 9b
Tampa – Hardiness Zone 9b
West Palm Beach – Hardiness Zone 10a
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