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Living Christmas Trees

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.

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