Virginia Palm Trees

There are some cold hardy palm trees that will grow in Virginia. Virginia has a mild humid coastal climate with hot humid summers and cold snowy winters. The average July temperature is about 78°F (26°C) while the average January temperature is around 36°F (2°C). Virginia gets threatened from tropical cyclones, hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms. Annual snowfall ranges from 8-15 in (20-38 cm).

The warmest temperature ever recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the lowest was –30°F (–34°C). Virginia USDA hardiness zones average from 5a to 8a.

Virginia USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in Virginia

You can grow palm trees in the warmer areas starting with zone 7b and higher. You’ll need to buy cold hardy palms that can tolerate cold down to 5F. Here are some palm trees that can grow in Virginia:

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Major Cities in Virginia

Alexandria – Hardiness Zone 7b
Arlington – Hardiness Zone 7a
Chesapeake – Hardiness Zone 8a
Hampton – Hardiness Zone 7b
Harrisonburg – Hardiness Zone 6a
Midlothian – Hardiness Zone 7a
Newport News – Hardiness Zone 7b
Norfolk – Hardiness Zone 8a
Portsmouth – Hardiness Zone 8a
Richmond – Hardiness Zone 7a
Roanoke – Hardiness Zone 7a
Stafford – Hardiness Zone 6b
Virginia Beach – Hardiness Zone 8a

~Susan Brian

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2 thoughts on “Virginia Palm Trees”

  1. The Sabal Palmetto (tall one) is also found in Virginia. We have them they survive zone 8a – 10. Please add them to the list.

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