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Discover the resilience of palm trees in the warmest zones of Idaho.


Despite its mainland atmosphere of sweltering summers and cold winters, certain varieties of very hardy palms can thrive in this state. In Boise city, temperatures dip to 29°F (– 2°C) in January and rise to a pleasant 74°F (23°C) in July. Moisture levels are generally low throughout Idaho.


Idaho USDA zones range from 2b to 7a, offering diverse conditions. The highest recorded temperature reached a scorching 118 °F (48 °C), while the lowest dropped to a bone-chilling −60 °F (−51 °C). On average, the winter brings around 20 inches (51 cm) of snowfall.


Unlock the potential of palm trees in Idaho! While only the hardiest varieties can thrive, incorporating building insulation and creating microclimates can greatly enhance their chances of survival. By experimenting with different palm types, you can embark on a unique journey of botanical exploration.

Palm Trees In Idaho

Needle Palm Tree – Zones 5b-11 (- 15 to - 10F)

European Fan Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F) 

Pindo Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F) 

Sago Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F) 

Saw Palmetto Palm Tree – Zones 7a-11 (0 to 5 F) 

Windmill Palm Tree – Zones 7b-11 (5 to 10 F)

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