Montana is certainly a state that is too cold to even consider growing palm trees. Montana has an expansive amount of land area that is partitioned into two climatic areas which are semi-parched and the mainland. The normal January temperature is 27°F (– 2°C) and the normal July temperature is 85°F (29°C).
Winter can be extremely cold with the vast majority of the bigger urban communities getting 30 to 50 inches (760 to 1,300 mm) of snow a year. The hottest temperature at any point recorded was 117°F (47°C) and the least was – 70°F (– 57°C). Montana USDA zones range from 2a to 6a.
Palm Trees in Montana
Montana is a frigid state. Most territories of Montana lay in zones 3b and 4a making it too cold to even think about growing palm trees. The main way you can appreciate palm trees in your yard is to Buy them potted and bring them inside and out depending on the temperatures. 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)