Norfolk Island Pine

Asked December 20, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

I received a small Norfolk Island Pine tree and sent a question to the company that grows these. They are not familiar with our area and sent me your e-mail address. I would like to know if I can transplant this to a larger pot, will it survive out on my deck and can it survive if planted in the ground? I live in Mesa. Thank you.

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1 Response

We apologize for the delay in answering. We are not yet fully staffed with eXtension experts in the area of your question.

Norfolk pines are a zone 10 hardy plant. I looked at the map of Arizona and I wasn't exactly sure where you fell in Mesa. There are several zones in Arizona. I have posted a fact sheet on your pine below. You will have to ask your county extension to find out what the zone is for sure in your area.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st083

If it is not cold hardy for your area, you could still plant it in a planter that you can bring into the garage for protection during the winter.

I apologize for not being able to be more specific.