Are there palm trees in the Outer Banks North Carolina?
Where is the northernmost palm tree?
Palm trees can be successfully grown in the warm zones of North Carolina. North Carolina has a moist subtropical atmosphere with short mellow winters and warm damp summers.
Palm trees are not exclusive to Florida and its warm southern climate. Palmco delivers many cold-hardy palms to North Carolina and beyond from our Florida nursery, offering plants for nearly every landscaping and architectural application.
From here on Cape Hatteras, it is about a marathon to the Gulf Stream. The palms on Cape Hatteras are here because of the Gulf Stream.
Palms In North Carolina’s Climate Because of its climate, North Carolina is particularly well suited for growing and maintaining certain varieties of cold-hardy palms. The Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei ), can grow in climates as cold as Zone 7B.
‘Emerald Island Giant’ is the palm for you. Deep blue-green leaves are eye-catching in the landscape. Many palm enthusiasts in northerly zones report having this palm covered in ice and snow with no damage. This is a North Carolina native, found near Emerald Isle where it was rescued from a construction site.
There are some palms that grow quite well in North Carolina’s coastal plain and piedmont. With a little effort, you may just be able to grow a few palms of your own. The windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, which is native to the Himalayan region, has a reputation for being one of the world’s hardiest palms.
The Outer Banks and other barrier islands of North Carolina have most of the conditions that palm trees love: warm salty air, sandy soil, and long summers without rain, but there’s one area climate-wise that can hinder a palm trees success, and that’s the colder winters.
1. Re: Are there palm trees in the Outer Banks? The only ones you will see are ones that have been brought in. They don’t grow naturally, and the ones that are transplanted usually don’t do well because of the cold winters.