It adds one or two layers of branches each year. The cooler weather has started a new layer of growth.
Here's my brother being silly in 2009. At first everyone laughed at my idea, but that's okay. I've grown a number of these up to 8 feet tall over my life time.
Here it is in 2010. They sell Norfolk Island Pines in groups so that the pot will look fuller. There are actually 5 trees in this one. I've repotted it 3 times in the past years.
Here it is in the backyard. Always protect from frost. It can take down to 28 F (-2.2C) to 30 (-1.1C) degrees F, but I'd rather not test fate. Bring it in if there's frost danger.
It can grow in full sun, but I grow ours in dappled light under a pecan tree. It gets full sun in winter.
There are large, outdoor Norfolk Island Pines on Galveston Island, Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, Fort Myers, Florida, and probably in the Rio Grande Valley. We had some 20 to 30 feet high here in Houston before the hard freezes two years ago.
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