California Palm Trees

northern california hardiness zone map

Growing palm trees in California is a breeze, especially if you’re situated in the warmer regions. California’s climate spans the gamut from arid to subarctic, featuring dry summers and rainy winters.

In July, temperatures across the state average between 75°F (24°C) and 93°F (34°C), varying by location. Come January, you can expect average temperatures to range from 38°F (3°C) to 48°F (9°C).

The temperature extremes in California are striking, with the highest ever recorded at a scorching 134°F (57°C) and the lowest plunging to a bone-chilling –45°F (–43°C). The state can be divided into four distinct climatic regions, with the most noticeable temperature differences observed closer to the coast.

For instance, in July, San Francisco boasts an average daily high of 72°F (22°C), while Walnut Creek sizzles at an average daily high of 87°F (31°C). California’s USDA hardiness zones encompass a wide range, from 5a to 11a.

Growing Palm Trees in California

Given California’s extensive range of climatic zones, you’ll find an abundance of palm tree varieties that thrive in the warmer parts of the state. Here are some of the palms that will grow in California:

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Major Cities in California

Los Angeles – Hardiness Zone 10a
Palm Springs – Hardiness Zone 9b
Sacramento – Hardiness Zone 9a
San Diego – Hardiness Zone 10a
San Francisco – Hardiness Zone 10a
San Jose – Hardiness Zone 9b
San Mateo – Hardiness Zone 9b
Santa Barbara – Hardiness Zone 9b
Santa Monica – Hardiness Zone 10b

2 thoughts on “California Palm Trees”

  1. I’m looking for a Palm tree the will live and last in my location, I’m really tired of talks not to people who know nothing but wanting to make a sale, as a x building contractor I’m not entirely stupid lol
    I really would like to get a Adonidia Christmas Palm or similar for the front of my home.
    I like the thick trunk with triple trunk or two trees with double trunks for the front of my home.
    Approx 10 to 12 or 14 feet tall
    I live in zona 9a Sacrament Ca
    Thanks for your time

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