It is very challenging to grow palm trees in New Jersey. New Jersey can be divided into a few regions with climate ranging from humid mesothermal to a humid continental. Summers are typically hot and humid with average July temperatures of 75°F (24°C). Winters are cold with average January temperature of 31°F (–1°C). Annual snowfall ranges from 10-50 inches (0.25-1.3 m).
New Jersey gets about 25 to 30 thunderstorms a year. Occasionally it can get blizzard during winter. Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and earthquakes are rate. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the lowest was –34°F (–37°C). New Jersey USDA hardiness zones range from 6a to 7b.
New Jersey USDA Zones
Growing Palm Trees in New Jersey
New Jersey is a cold state with a few small areas in the zone 7b. If you try growing palms outside of the zone 7, they will not survive. Some cold hardy palms that can be grown in Zone 7 are:
- 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 New Jersey
Brick – Hardiness Zone 6b
Camden – Hardiness Zone 7a
Edison – Hardiness Zone 6b
Elizabeth – Hardiness Zone 7a
Jersey City – Hardiness Zone 7a
Newark – Hardiness Zone 7a
Paterson – Hardiness Zone 6b
Trenton – Hardiness Zone 6b
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