You can grow palm trees in the warm areas of North Carolina. North Carolina has a humid subtropical climate with short mild winters and warm humid summers. Average January temperatures range from 46-56°F (7-13°C). Average July temperatures range from 83-90°F (28-32°C). North Carolina is threatened by hurricanes and tropical storms during summer and early fall. North Carolina on average gets about 5 inches (130 mm) of snow a year across the state.
The warmest temperature ever recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the lowest was –34°F (–37°C). North Carolina USDA hardiness zones range from 5b to 8b.
North Carolina USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in North Carolina
North Carolina has warm areas where you can grow cold hardy palms. Here is a list of palm trees that can grow in North Carolina:
- California Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8b -11 (15 to 20 F)
- Canary Island Date Palm Tree – Zones 8b -11 (15 to 20 F)
- Chinese Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8a – 11 (10 to 15 F)
- True Date Palm Tree – Zones 8b -11 (15 to 20 F)
- European Fan Palm Tree – Zones 7b – 11 (5 to 10 F)
- Mexican Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8b -11 (15 to 20 F)
- Queen Palm Tree – Zones 8b -11 (15 to 20 F)
- Saw Palmetto Palm Tree – Zones 7a -11 (0 to 5 F)
- Silver Saw Palmetto Palm Tree – Zones 7a – 11 (0 to 5 F)
Major Cities in North Carolina
Asheville – Hardiness Zone 7a
Charlotte – Hardiness Zone 7b
Durham – Hardiness Zone 7b
Fayetteville – Hardiness Zone 7b
Greensboro – Hardiness Zone 7a
Greenville – Hardiness Zone 7b
Raleigh – Hardiness Zone 7b
Wilmington – Hardiness Zone 8a
Winston-Salem – Hardiness Zone 7a
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