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It is very hard to sustain palm trees here due to cold, and wet winters. Tennessee has a moist subtropical atmosphere with a few regions having a moist mainland atmosphere. The summers are sweltering and muggy with normal July temperature around 90 °F (32 °C). Winters are mellow to cool with normal January temperature around 40°F (4°C). It gets around 50 days of t-storms every year, and sometimes twisters. Leftovers of tropical typhoons and ice storms are additionally conceivable and do hit this region.

The hottest temperature at any point recorded was 113°F (45°C) and the coldest was – 32°F (– 36°C). Tennessee USDA zones 5b to 7b. 

Palm Trees in Tennessee 

Having palm trees in Tennessee has proven to be difficult. In the event that you do want to attempt to own palm trees, you have to live in at least zone 7. If living in an area with colder temperatures, you should make a microclimate that has a climate and temperature of zone 7. Here are some cold strong palm trees that can endure cold temperatures done to 5F and colder: 

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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