There is some very useful information on trimming a Norfolk Island Pine. If you have a Norfolk Island Pine in your life, then you might have bought it as a Christmas tree. It is a very attractive evergreen with feathery foliage. If you bought this tree for the holidays, then you are a lot like many other people that did the same. If you choose to keep the tree as a container tree, then it will need some water.
- Norfolk Island pines are typically bought and displayed as living Christmas trees, but with proper care their life span will extend far beyond the holiday season
- Norfolk island pines prefer to receive as much light as possible and will not do well indoors if they are placed near heaters or potted in too small containers
- Pruning is an important part of Norfolk island pine upkeep but if too many branches are removed the tree’s growth will become distorted so it is best to be careful
“If your Norfolk Island pine doesn’t get enough water or enough sunlight, its lower branches are likely to die back.”