Living Christmas trees create memories that last a lifetime. They can be enjoyed indoors during the holidays and outdoors in the landscape throughout the year.
Select from a variety of container-grown trees that are suited for Florida, such as a red cedar, Arizona cypress, sand pine, or if you live in South Florida, a Norfolk Island pine. Think beyond the holidays by selecting a tree whose mature size will work in your landscape.
While it's inside, keep your tree moist but not flooded, and remember that an extended indoor stay could harm the tree. Once your tree has been planted in the landscape, you can decorate it every holiday season with yard-brightening tinsel, ornaments, and outdoor lights.
- Ask Wendy: Live Christmas Trees
- Christmas Trees
- Florida Trees: Southern Red Cedar
- Go Green This Christmas
- Make Your Christmas Tree Truly Evergreen
- The Neighborhood Gardener: Living Christmas Trees
- Christmas Tree Varieties
- Make Holiday Memories Last By Adding a Living Tree (PDF)
- Specifications for Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Southeastern U.S.
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- Christmas Tree Safety
- Christmas Tree Selection and Care
- Disposing of Your Christmas Trees
- Planting Trees
- Consider a Living Christmas Tree This Year--Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
- Living Christmas Trees--Clemson (SC) Cooperative Extension
- Norfolk Island Pine: The Other Living Christmas Tree--Iowa State University Extension
- Selection and Care of Living Christmas Trees--North Carolina Cooperative Extension