There are a lot of cold hardy palm trees that will grow in state of Alabama. Alabama has a warm and humid climate that is strongly influenced by the Gulf of Mexico. The climate is considered to be humid subtropical.
Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters. The summer average temperatures are around 90 °F (32 °C) and winter temperatures are around 34°F (1°C). The temperatures are warmer in the southern part of the state and cooler in the northern part of the state. There is an average of 35 days in each year in which the thermometer falls below the freezing-point. Alabama ranges from USDA Zone 7a to 9a.
Growing Palm Trees in Alabama
If you want to grow palms in Alabama in zone 7, you need to select cold hardy palms that can tolerate cold down to 0F. And no matter what palm you pick, always provide it with cold protection. Creating a microclimate can expand a list of palms that can grow in your area. Here are some of most popular palm trees that can grow in Alabama:
- 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 Alabama
Birmingham – Hardiness Zone 7b
Dothan – Hardiness Zone 8a
Huntsville – Hardiness Zone 7a
Mobile – Hardiness Zone 8b
Montgomery – Hardiness Zone 8a
Tuscaloosa – Hardiness Zone 7b
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