my Norfolk Pine trees

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  1. tomas

    tomas Member

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    I have 2 big Norfolk pines, about 8 years old, in deep south Tx in the Rio Grande Valley. I have been told that one is dead. The other has a couple dead branches.. I hope to save that one.. Are there any specific diseases or causes I should look for?
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Any frost last winter? Temperatures below -3 to -5°C can kill it.
     
  3. tomas

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    The Winter temps in deep south Texas don't get that cold... They do sometimnes have frost,, below 32 F ,, but never much below that. I left there last April, and the trees were fine then...
     
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    Cereusly Steve Active Member

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    That's Norfolk Island Pine. They originate from Norfolk Island, east of New Zealand, not Norfolk, Virginia. They are not reliably cold hardy in your area.
     
  5. tomas

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    I am aware of their origin,,, also that they are seen in south Forida and south Texas.. They do not tolerate temps below 40 very well,, so it may have been a poor choice. Thanks for your imput...
     

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