Connecticut Palm Trees

Connecticut is not the best state for growing palm trees, but some cold hardy palms can survive in zone 7. Connecticut has humid continental climate and humid subtropical climate climate. Summers are dry and hot with average temperatures ranging from 81 °F (27 °C) to 87 °F (31 °C). Winters are cold with average temperatures ranging from 31 °F (−1 °C)  to 23 °F (−5 °C).

Connecticut’s highest temperature recorded is 106 °F (41 °C) and the lowest is −32 °F (−36 °C). Connecticut gets around 30 thunderstorms  and about one tornado per year. Connecticut USDA hardiness zones range from 5b to 7a.

Connecticut USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in Connecticut

Zone 7 is probably the only area you will be able to grow palm trees in Connecticut. When buying palm trees, make sure they have been properly acclimatized for cold climates and get very cold hardy palms that are durable and can adapt to varies soil conditions. Here are some palm trees that will grow in a warm areas of Connecticut:

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Major Cities in Connecticut

Bridgeport – Hardiness Zone 7a
Hartford – Hardiness Zone 6a
New Britain – Hardiness Zone 6a
New Haven – Hardiness Zone 6a
Norwalk – Hardiness Zone 6b
Stamford – Hardiness Zone 6a
Waterbury – Hardiness Zone 5b

~Susan Brian

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  1. I have a huge sabal palmetto growing on the campus of The University Of Bridgeport in CT which has survived for 10 years now. It is in a great microclimate near a south facing building with DARK bricks, protection from the West and Northern wind, and close to Seaside park

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