Even though palms like tropical climate, some durable palms can tolerate dry desert conditions. Selecting the right palms can be challenging. Arizona is a large state with primarily desert climate. It has hot summers and mild winters. Arizona has a dry climate, with little rainfall. In the winter the temperatures range from 40–75 °F (4–24 °C) with occasional frost.
Summer are very dry with temperatures ranging from 90–128 °F (32–53 °C). Arizona’s all time record high is 128 °F (53 °C) and record low is −40 °F (−40 °C). Hurricanes and tornadoes are very rare. Arizona USDA hardiness zones range from 4b to 10b.
Arizona USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in Arizona
Hot sun and dry air are not the best conditions for palm trees that prefer tropical climate. Therefore, when choosing palm trees for your yard, make sure they are durable and will tolerate desert conditions. Even though these palms are tough, you need to provide them with enough water. Here are some of the palm trees that can be grown in Arizona:
- Bismarck Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20F)
- Caranday Palm Tree – Zones 9a – 11 (20 to 25F)
- Mexican Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20F)
- Mazari Palm Tree – Zones 6b – 11 (-5 to 0F)
- Triangle Palm Tree – Zones 10a – 11 (30 to 35F)
- Saw Palmetto Palm Tree – Zones 7a-11 (0 to 5 F)
- Pindo Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)
Major Cities in Arizona
Glendale – Hardiness Zone 9a
Mesa – Hardiness Zone 9a
Phoenix – Hardiness Zone 9a
Scottsdale – Hardiness Zone 9a
Tempe – Hardiness Zone 9a
Tucson – Hardiness Zone 8b
Yuma – Hardiness Zone 10a
P.S. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below and I do my best to answer them as soon as I can.