Some cold hardy palm trees can survive in the warmer regions of Oklahoma. Oklahoma has a sticky subtropical atmosphere with sweltering summers and cold winters. Normal January temperature is 36°F (2 °C) while normal July temperature is 82 °F (27 °C). Yearly snowfall midpoints to about 8.6 inches (21.8 cm). Oklahoma is a blustery state and gets numerous tornadoes. Amid summer it isn't abnormal for Oklahoma to get several 100-degree days.
The hottest temperature at any point recorded was 113 °F (45 °C) and the least was −17 °F (−27 °C). Oklahoma USDA territory from 5b to 8a.
Palm Trees in Oklahoma
Oklahoma isn't the best spot for developing palm trees, however they can be grown. The uplifting news is there are some hardier palms that will endure cold down to 0 F and can be developed in zone 7 and higher, especially with winter protection. Here are some of palms that will have a chance in Oklahoma:
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)