West Virginia Palm Trees

Growing palm trees in West Virginia can be quite challenging unless you create a special environment. West Virginia has a mix of climates, including a humid continental climate and some parts with a humid subtropical climate.

Summers here are humid and warm to hot, with July temperatures typically ranging from 67 °F (19 °C) to 76 °F (24 °C), while winters are cool to cold, with average January temperatures ranging from 26 °F (−4 °C) to 41 °F (5 °C).

Dense fogs are a common occurrence in the state, and West Virginia usually receives about 34 inches (86 cm) of snow each year. The USDA hardiness zones in West Virginia vary from 5a to 7a.

Growing Palm Trees in West Virginia

Only cold hardy palm trees will grow in West Virginia. Providing a cover and creating a microclimate can dramatically increase the list of palms that will grow in your area.

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Major Cities in West Virginia

Beckley – Hardiness Zone 5b
Charleston – Hardiness Zone 6b
Fairmont – Hardiness Zone 5b
Parkersburg – Hardiness Zone 6a
Wheeling – Hardiness Zone 6b