Norfolk Island Pine Trees
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Norfolk Island Pine

Zone Dublin, Va. 24084 | tnicolo added on November 11, 2017 | Answered

I live in the mountains of Virginia. 2100 feet elevation. Cold winters. My house is too small to keep the Norfolk Island Pine tree 5 feet tall in the house. we keep it on the porch during the summer. Can I put the tree in my basement? lay it on its side? cover it with plastic wrap and water once a month?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 11, 2017

I would only put it in the basement if there is a good supply of light. Otherwise, since these do not go dormant, I would say you could cut the top off. It will grow into a different shape, but it would solve your problem of it being too tall. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/norfolk-pine/norfolk-island-pine-pruning.htm

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