Washington Palm Trees

You can grow palm trees in the warm areas of Washington state. Washington has a mild climate with western region located in an oceanic climate and eastern region located more in a continental climate. The state is divided by the Cascade Mountains. Average January temperatures in western region range between 20°F (–7°C) and 48°F (9°C) while average July temperatures range from 44°F (7°C) to 80°F (27°C). In the eastern region average January temperatures range from 8°F to 40°F (–13°C to 4°C) while July temperatures range from 48°F to 92°F (9°C to 33°C).

The state gets on average between 11.4 in to 49.4 in (29 cm to 125.5 cm) of snow annually. October through March the state experiences heavy rains. The warmest temperature ever recorded was 118°F (48°C) and the lowest was –48°F (–44°C). Washington USDA hardiness zones range from 4a to 9a.

Washington USDA Zones

Growing Palm Trees in Washington

There are a lot of cold hardy palms that can grow in the zones 8 and 9 of Washington state. Here are palm trees that can grow in Washington:

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Major Cities in Washington

Bellevue – Hardiness Zone 9a
Seattle – Hardiness Zone 9a
Spokane – Hardiness Zone 5a
Tacoma – Hardiness Zone 9a
Vancouver – Hardiness Zone 7b
Yakima – Hardiness Zone 5b

~Susan Brian

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6 thoughts on “Washington Palm Trees”

  1. Looking at palms for our new pool in West Valley, Yakima Washington. The property has no mature trees or landscaping and is on the south slope on the north side of Cottonwood Canyon.

  2. Is it ok to skin palms in colder climates(lake Stevens Wa) or is it better to not skin for better insulation? Thanks

  3. Hello,

    We are visiting Sonoma and want to bring 2 small palm trees home to plant in Seattle.
    Can we bring palm trees across the state line?


  4. Was thinking about getting a canary palm,true date palm and a Sylvester palm.
    I was wondering since I live in Zone 8b with winters that are very rainy will they survive.

  5. Id like to grow an outdoor palm tree in a quite large ceramamic pot. in Seattle.
    What palm or palmetto do you recommend.
    i am originally from SC and miss that tropical feeling that palms give.
    Thank you,

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