You can grow palm trees in New Mexico. New Mexico’s climate ranges from arid to semiarid with short mild winters and hot dry summers. The average January temperatures range from 35-55°F(2-13°C). Temperatures below freezing are common during winter. The average July temperatures range from 78-92°F (26-33°C). Temperatures above 100°F are frequent during summer. Annually the snowfall ranges from 10-100in (25-254 cm) depending on region.
The warmest temperature ever recorded was 122°F (50°C) and the lowest was –50°F (–46°C). New Mexico USDA hardiness zones ranges from 3b to 8a.
New Mexico USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in New Mexico
You can grow palms in New Mexico especially in zone 8a where temperatures don’t go below 10F. There are a lot of cold hardy palms that will grow in the warm areas of New Mexico. Here are some of them:
- European Fan Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)
- Pindo Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)
- Sago Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)
- Saw Palmetto Palm Tree – Zones 7a-11 (0 to 5 F)
- Windmill Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)
Major Cities in New Mexico
Albuquerque – USDA Zone 7a