South Carolina Palm Trees

South Carolina has a lot of warm areas for growing palm trees. South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The average July temperatures range from 89-92°F(31-33°C) while he average January temperatures range from 50-59°F(10-15°C). In the summer, this state gets tropical cyclones and thunderstorms. During winter South Carolina receives on average about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of snow.

It gets around 64 days of thunderstorm each year. The state is also is threatened by tornadoes. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 111°F (44°C) and the lowest was –20°F (–29°C). South Carolina USDA hardiness zones ranges from 7a to 9a.

South Carolina USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in South Carolina

If you live in the zone 8 or 9, you shouldn’t have any problems growing palm trees. There are a lot of cold hardy palms that will grow in those zones. Here are some of the palms that will grow in South Carolina:

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Major Cities in South Carolina

Charleston – Hardiness Zone 9a
Columbia – Hardiness Zone 8a
Florence – Hardiness Zone 8a

~Susan Brian

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9 thoughts on “South Carolina Palm Trees”

  1. I would like to get some pricing on some Palmetto trees near Lake Murray and installation. Thank you, Jeremy go away

  2. Will a sylvester palms grow and survive in Conway SC.
    We have been told two different stories
    Thank you for your help.
    Lucia

  3. Please contact me asap. Need expert look see at 4 Florida palms I bought for lots of money. Not doing well.

  4. I live in Myrtle Beach SC can a ponytail palm survive outside. I guess we are in zone 8.

  5. I live in Murrells Inlet SC. I was told you should only plant Salbal palms in the spring or summer. I’m having patio work done in November and would like to Hs e the palm trees planted now.
    What do you think?

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