Cold hardy palms have been part of Virginia for some time now, specifically near the coast. Virginia has a mellow muggy beach front atmosphere with sweltering moist summers and cold winters. The normal July temperature is about 78°F (26°C) while the normal January temperature is around 36°F (2°C).
Virginia gets a plethora of weather from hurricanes and tornadoes, to winter storms and ice. Yearly snowfall ranges from 8-15 in (20-38 cm). The hottest temperature at any point recorded was 110°F (43°C) and the most minimal was – 30°F (– 34°C). Virginia USDA zones 5b to 8b.
Palm Trees in Virginia
If living in zone 7b and higher, there are several cold hardy palms that will suit your needs. Just make sure that the palms that you choose can take temperatures down to 5F. Here are some palm trees that can handle those tasks in Virginia:
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)