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:
- Needle Palm Tree – Zones 5b-11 (-15 to -10F)
- 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 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
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