Kansas Palm Trees

Kansas state is too cold to grow palm trees. Kansas has three types of climate:  humid subtropical, humid continental, and semi-arid steppe. Depending on the location summer is hot and humid or hot and dry with July maximum temperatures ranging from 91°F (32°C) – 93°F (33°C). Winters can be cold, mild or even warm. Average maximum January temperatures range from 36°F (2°C)  – 40°F(4°C).

Annually rainfall is about 46 inches. Depending on the area, Kansas gets about 5 inches (130 mm) – 35 inches (900 mm) of snow each year. It also gets a lot of tornadoes and thunderstorms. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 121°F (149°C) and the lowest was −40°F (−40°C).  Kansas USDA hardiness zones range from 5b to 7a.

Kansas USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in Kansas

Kansas state has a fast changing weather that is too cold for palm trees. You do two things: create a warm microclimate in your yard or grow palm trees indoors and take them out during warm summer months. If you can create a microclimate that has a temperatures of zone 7, you can grow following palms:

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Major Cities in Kansas

Kansas City – Hardiness Zone 6a
Overland Park – Hardiness Zone 6a
Shawnee Mission – Hardiness Zone 6a
Topeka – Hardiness Zone 6a
Wichita – Hardiness Zone 6a

~Susan Brian

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  1. Hello, I am from the city of Olathe and I was wondering if it would be possible to grow a date palm in my back yard?

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