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Michigan is too cold to consider growing palm trees. Michigan has mainland atmosphere with sweltering summers and exceptionally cool winters. In July the normal temperatures run from 64-72°F (18 - 22°C). In January the normal temperatures run from 13 to - 23°F (– 5 to – 11°C). 

The hottest temperature at any point recorded was 112°F (44°C) and the most reduced was – 51°F (– 46°C). Every year it gets around 30 days of rainstorm and 17 tornadoes. Michigan USDA zones territory from 3a to 6b. 

Palm Trees in Michigan 

Since Michigan is way too cold to have your own palm tree, I would recommend buying palm trees in containers so you can have them outside during summer, and inside during the colder months. Some incredible indoor/outdoor palms are: 

Areca Palm Tree – Zones 9a – 11 (20 to 25 F) 

Chinese Fan Palm Tree – Zones 8a – 11 (10 to 15 F) 

Kentia Palm Tree – Zones 9b – 11 (25 to 30 F) 

Lady Palm Tree – Zones 8b – 11 (15 to 20 F)

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