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.

  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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