Indiana Palm Trees

Indiana is too cold to grow palm trees.  Indiana has a humid continental climate, with cool winters and warm summers. The average temperatures in January range from 17°F (–8°C) to 35°F (2°C). Average temperatures in July range from 63°F (17°C) to 88°F (31°C).

Indiana USDA hardiness zones range from 5a to 6b. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 116°f (47°C) and the lowest was –36°F (–38°C). You can expect to see occasional drought, a lot of rainfall and  snowfall that averages to about 22 in (56 cm) a year.

Indiana USDA Zones

Indiana usda zones

Growing Palm Trees in Indiana

This state is way too cold to grow palm trees. If you absolutely determined to have a palm tree in your yard, you’ll need to create a microclimate as warm as the weather is in 7b zone. Needle Palm is extremely cold hardy and will tolerate cold down to -10F but you still will need to provide it with cold protection. Here are cold hardiest palm trees:

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Major Cities in Indiana

Evansville – Hardiness Zone 6b
Fort Wayne – Hardiness Zone 5b
Gary – Hardiness Zone 5b
Hammond – Hardiness Zone 5b
Indianapolis – Hardiness Zone 5b
Lafayette – Hardiness Zone 5b
South Bend – Hardiness Zone 5b
Terre Haute – Hardiness Zone 5b

Find your hardiness zone

Not sure what your what your hardiness zone is? Enter your zip code into the box below and click “GO” button.

~Susan Brian

P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.


  1. Chris gentry says

    I’ve seen banana palm trees growing in new castle Indiana. What’s the hardiness zone for new castle?

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