New Jersey Palm Trees

It is very challenging to grow palm trees in New Jersey. New Jersey can be divided into a few regions with climate ranging from humid mesothermal to a humid continental. Summers are typically hot and humid with average July temperatures of 75°F (24°C). Winters are cold with average January temperature of 31°F (–1°C). Annual snowfall ranges from 10-50 inches (0.25-1.3 m).

New Jersey gets about 25 to 30 thunderstorms a year. Occasionally it can get blizzard during winter. Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and earthquakes are rate. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the lowest was –34°F (–37°C). New Jersey USDA hardiness zones range from 5a to 7b.

New Jersey USDA Zones

new jersey usda zones

Growing Palm Trees in New Jersey

New Jersey is a cold state with a few small areas in the zone 7b. If you try growing palms outside of the zone 7, they will not survive.  Some cold hardy palms that can be grown in Zone 7 are:

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Major Cities in New Jersey

Brick – Hardiness Zone 6b
Camden – Hardiness Zone 7a
Edison – Hardiness Zone 6b
Elizabeth – Hardiness Zone 7a
Jersey City – Hardiness Zone 7a
Newark – Hardiness Zone 7a
Paterson – Hardiness Zone 6b
Trenton – Hardiness Zone 6b

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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. Maria says

    Hi. I live in NY. Can a Christmas Palm kept indoors survive during our harsh winters? Thanks in advance.

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