Florida Palm Trees

Palm trees thrive in the warm, humid embrace of Florida’s climate. The state’s weather ranges from tropical to subtropical, featuring mild winters and scorching summers.

In the northern part, temperatures typically hover between 65°F to 70°F (18°C to 21°C), while in the south, it’s a balmy 74°F to 77°F (23°C to 25°C). Despite the annual occurrence of hurricanes and tropical storms, tornadoes and waterspouts are exceedingly rare in the state.

From June through September, brace yourself for heavy rainfall, as these months bring extremely wet conditions. Temperature extremes have soared to a sweltering 109°F (43°C) and dropped to a chilly –2°F (–19°C). Florida’s USDA hardiness zones span from 8a to 11a.

Growing Palm Trees in Florida

When it comes to growing palm trees in Florida, the possibilities are nearly limitless, especially in zone 11. Here are some of the palms that can grow in Florida:

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Major Cities in Florida

Fort Lauderdale – Hardiness Zone 10a
Jacksonville – Hardiness Zone 9a
Miami – Hardiness Zone 10b
Orlando – Hardiness Zone 9b
Panama City – Hardiness Zone 8b
Sarasota – Hardiness Zone 9b
Tampa – Hardiness Zone 9b
West Palm Beach – Hardiness Zone 10a

3 thoughts on “Florida Palm Trees”

  1. I moved from south to north east Florida and have germinated three foxtail palms. Will the grow well in zone 9A?

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