Oklahoma Palm Trees

You can grow cold-hardy palm trees in the warm regions of Oklahoma. The state features a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and cold winters.

The average January temperature is 36°F (2°C), while the average July temperature is 82°F (27°C). Oklahoma experiences an annual snowfall of approximately 8.6 inches (21.8 cm). It’s worth noting that Oklahoma is known for its strong winds and frequent tornadoes. During the summer, it’s common to have 100-degree days.

The state has recorded its highest temperature at 113°F (45°C) and its lowest at −17°F (−27°C). USDA hardiness zones in Oklahoma span from 6a to 8a.

Growing Palm Trees in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma may not be the most ideal place for growing palm trees, the good news is that there are some cold-hardy palm species that can withstand temperatures as low as 0°F and can be successfully grown in zone 7 and higher. Here are some of palms that will grow in Oklahoma:

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Major Cities in Oklahoma

Lawton – Hardiness Zone 7a
Norman – Hardiness Zone 6b
Oklahoma City – Hardiness Zone 7a
Tulsa – Hardiness Zone 6b