Ohio Palm Trees

Ohio is too cold for growing palm trees. Ohio has a humid continental climate with some areas in the south that have a humid subtropical climate. Summer is hot and humid with average July temperatures ranging from 72 to 76°F (22 to 24 °C). Winter is cool to cold with average January temperatures ranging from 25 to 31°F (-3°C to -1°C). Ohio receives on average about 24 in (61 cm) to 56.3 in (143 cm) of snow annually. Occasionally, Ohio gets tornadoes, snow storms and earthquakes.

The warmest temperature ever recorded was 113°F (45°C) and the lowest was –39°F (–39°C). Ohio USDA hardiness zones ranges from 5a to 7a.

Ohio USDA Zones

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Growing Palm Trees in Ohio

When I look at the Ohio hardiness map, I can’t even see where zone 7 is. All other zones are too cold to grow palm trees successfully. I would suggest growing palms indoors in the container and taking them outside during warm summer months. Here are great indoor palms:

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Major Cities in Ohio

Akron – Hardiness Zone 6b
Canton – Hardiness Zone 6a
Cincinnati – Hardiness Zone 6a
Cleveland – Hardiness Zone 6a
Columbus – Hardiness Zone 5b
Dayton – Hardiness Zone 5b
Lima – Hardiness Zone 5b
Parma – Hardiness Zone 6a
Toledo – Hardiness Zone 6a
Youngstown Hardiness Zone 5b
Zanesville – Hardiness Zone 5b

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One Response to “Ohio Palm Trees”

  1. Yes! There are full sized palm trees in Ohio – during the summer months.

    The water park The Beach in Mason, Ohio, (near Exit 25 on Interstate 71) has full sized palm trees shipped up from Florida in spring to plant on their property. But because palm trees cannot survive the cold winters of Ohio, they dig them up in the fall when the park shuts down for the winter.

    Go check it out for yourself this summer.

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