Vermont state is too cold to grow palm trees. Vermont has humid continental climate with snowy cold winters and warm, humid summers. The average July temperatures range from 60-81 (15-27°C) while average January temperatures range from 4°F to 25°F (-15°C to -3°C). Fall is the most pleasant time of the year.
The warmest temperature ever recorded was 105°F (41°C) and the lowest was –50°F (–46°C). Vermont gets on average between 60-100 inches (152-254 cm) of snow each year depending on the location. Vermont USDA hardiness zones range from 3b to 5a.
Vermont USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in Vermont
Since Vermont is too cold for outdoor palm trees, the only way to have palm trees is to grow them indoors. Here are some great indoor palms:
- Areca Palm Tree – Zones 9a – 11 (20 to 25 F)
- Chinese Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8a – 11 (10 to 15 F)
- Kentia Palm Tree – Zones 9b – 11 (25 to 30 F)
- Lady Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20 F)
Major Cities in Vermont
- Burlington – Hardiness Zone 4b
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