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)
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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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3 thoughts on “New Jersey Palm Trees”
Hi. I live in NY. Can a Christmas Palm kept indoors survive during our harsh winters? Thanks in advance.
hi,im thinking about cocanut palms for my back yard in ringwood nj what do you think
Both Point Pleasant NJ and LBI have beach side bars that have live palms growing on the beach and nearby. Just saying. I’m looking to make it happen… grow some kind of palm in my yard up at the Poconos, even it it’ll take extra care in fall and over the winter to protect it. What the hell is a Tiki bar without palm trees!? I just want a few. I plan to incorporate some tropical looking plants like day lilies and Rose of Sharon with smaller potted ones I’ll bring home and keep in the house over winter, and of course maybe some good old artificial ones.
I’ve determined it would be easier to move to San Diego than try to bring it here but oh well… Whatcha gonna do? It’s way cheaper here. 😋
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