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Can Palm Trees Live In Ohio

Ohio's climate may seem incompatible with the presence of palm trees, but there are a few areas in the southern part of the state that have a subtropical climate with moist mainland conditions. Summers in Ohio are hot and humid, with average July temperatures ranging from 72 to 76°F (22 to 24 °C). Winters, on the other hand, are cold, with average January temperatures ranging from 25 to 31°F (-3°C to -1°C). The state receives about 24 to 56.3 inches (61 to 143 cm) of snow each year. Occasionally, Ohio experiences twisters, major snowstorms, and earthquakes every 5-7 years.


The highest recorded temperature in Ohio was 113°F (45°C), while the lowest was -39°F (-39°C). The USDA zones in Ohio range from 5a to 7a.


When it comes to growing palm trees in Ohio, it's important to note that there is very little area within the state categorized as zone 7. Every other zone in Ohio is too cold for palm trees to thrive. However, you can still create a tropical ambiance by keeping palm trees in pots and moving them indoors during the winter months.

Palm Trees In Ohio


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)

Areca Palm Trees In Ohio
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