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Old 07-19-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I am assuming you're talking about naturally occurring palm trees. To the best of my knowledge there aren't any for the vast majority of the state. If they occur anywhere I would assume it would be the southern tip, but they probably don't look like the ones from the tropics.
There are cold hardy palms (not native) that can survive in some areas, but NJ is far outside of the hardiness zones for most varieties of palms. I don't think you begin to see palms occurring naturally on the Eastern Seaboard until the Carolinas.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I am assuming you're talking about naturally occurring palm trees. To the best of my knowledge there aren't any for the vast majority of the state. If they occur anywhere I would assume it would be the southern tip, but they probably don't look like the ones from the tropics.
Hardy palms will grow in New Jersey, but they're imported.

Hardy species of trees bring the tropics to Jersey | NJ.com
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:25 AM
 
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Oh,i see the palms are smaller here.

I already knew they were imported. They just do not look natural,at least from the pics i saw.

I guess my mom won't be able to take a picture and post on Facebook that she was on some exotic island when she was really on a Nj beach.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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Oh,i see the palms are smaller here.

I already knew they were imported. They just do not look natural,at least from the pics i saw.

I guess my mom won't be able to take a picture and post on Facebook that she was on some exotic island when she was really on a Nj beach.
Who's she trying to fool? My suggestion is photoshop or a trip to Key West.
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Old 07-23-2016, 03:55 AM
 
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they plant them there like a annual, plant in may and they last until frost in November or so,
look kool in summertime, I have seen houses at shore with palms also, some people spend big money
to have the tropical look for summer.
as for palms in nj they will not survive our winters, there are some cold hardy types like windmill palms
but even they will not survive without being protected and having some heat source like a light bulb
or heat tape during freezing temperatures.
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Old 07-31-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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Before the whole "palm trees can thrive in Jersey" thing, the only palm trees I ever saw in the NYC tri-state area were the ones in the glassy atrium in the World Trade Center, pre-9/11.

I'd have to say, it did take me quite awhile to get use to seeing palm trees in New Jersey. At the shore, it took me a good one year to finally accept seeing palm trees. It really does give the Shore a "tropical" feel, and I had to let that sink in slowly. I mean, it's fine to me. They're by the beach. It's good that in the Wildwoods, they stay true to their plastic palm trees.

In central Jersey, it took me two years to get use to seeing palm trees there. I'm not kidding that you can find some in-land places with palm trees, should a business choose to plant them in their ground during the non-winter months.

In Bergen County, it also took me an year to get use to seeing non-hardy palms in certain shopping areas. I'm already use to seeing hardy palms all over the state in people's yards.

In Edgewater, on River Rd., there's this Cuban restaurant. One particular year, the owner decided to put a potted palm tree in its outdoor seating area. He kept it there until it was almost winter time. Yeah.... Just let the palm tree die by the time it's almost January. The next year, I noticed the owner put two palm trees out. I was quite amused by this whenever passing by. This year? The owner decided to get even bolder. He put four palm trees out. I look forward to seeing how long he plans on keeping them out there for.

(I'm kind of glad that engineered non-hardy palms don't exist. To emphasize on that: non-hardy palms chemically changed to withstand cold climates. It would ruin the characteristic of states that don't have natural palm trees. California may be the only exception, because of the desert climate....)
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:44 AM
 
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we had a couple of rough winters with "polar vortex" conditions over the last 3 years, no palms can withstand temperatures in single digits for days straight.

there are some people on youtube who grow windmill palms as far north as montreal, but have some kind of shelters for them with heat so they can survive winter, which is what would be needed in new jersey for them to survive.

I did have a needle palm in the ground for about 5 years, I would tie it together, put a tomato cage around it and stuff leaves
in it for winter, we had extreme lows in winter of 2014/2015, so it did not survive but it did last about 5 years.
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Old Today, 04:38 AM
 
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www.ctpalmtrees.com for the non haters of palm trees in nj!
Seriously , after 2 1/2 years???
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Old Today, 10:15 AM
 
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NJ does not have palm trees. A few businesses and bars may plant them on the beaches to give it a "tropical feel" but they are removed after summer ends.
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