New York Palm Trees

New York state’s chilly climate isn’t ideal for palm trees. It has a humid continental climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean.

July temperatures average between 79°F and 84°F (26°C to 28°C), while January temperatures range from 28°F to 38°F (-2°C to 3°C). Snowfall varies from 29 to 110 inches (74-279 cm) across the state, depending on the region. New York also occasionally faces hurricanes and tropical storms.

The highest recorded temperature was 108°F (42°C), and the lowest was a bone-chilling -52°F (-47°C). New York USDA hardiness zones range from 3b to 7b.

Growing Palm Trees in New York

While New York’s climate is generally too cold for palm trees, those in zones 7a or 7b can give it a try. Some cold-hardy palms can endure temperatures as low as 0°F.

To make it work, you’ll need to create a microclimate and offer protection during the winter months. Here are some palms that can grow in zone 7:

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Major Cities in New York

Binghamton – Hardiness Zone 5b
Bronx – Hardiness Zone 7a
Brooklyn – Hardiness Zone 7a
Buffalo – Hardiness Zone 6a
Jamaica – Hardiness Zone 7a
New York – Hardiness Zone 7a
Rochester – Hardiness Zone 6a
Syracuse – Hardiness Zone 5a
Yonkers – Hardiness Zone 6b

3 thoughts on “New York Palm Trees”

  1. Can I grow or plant a grown palm tree on Long Island or keep potted and move indoors in winter and will they survive?

  2. Hi I. Was wondering g if I can grow a date palm on long island n.y. and if I can how do Inprotect it during the cold weather.

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