Can Coconut Palm Trees Grow in Arizona?

Arizona lies in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 10a, with winter lows ranging from -20 degrees to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is hardy in zones 10b and 11, with winter lows of 35 and higher. Arizona's winters are too cold for this palm.

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