South Dakota Palm Trees

South Dakota is way too cold for growing palm trees. South Dakota has a continental climate with hot semi-humid summers and extremely cold winters. The average July temperatures range from 74°F to 80°F (23°C to 26°C) while the average January temperatures range from 15°F to 25°F (-9°C to -3°C). South Dakota gets about 30 tornadoes each year. During winter this state gets blizzards and ice storms.

The warmest temperature ever recorded was 120°F (49°C) and the lowest was –58°F (–50°C). South Dakota USDA hardiness zones ranges from 3b to 5b.

South Dakota USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in South Dakota

This state is way too cold for palm trees. The only way you can have palm trees  is if you grow them indoors and take them out during warm days. Here are some great indoor palms:

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Major Cities in South Dakota

Rapid City – Hardiness Zone 5a
Sioux Falls – Hardiness Zone 4a

~Susan Brian

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