Planting a pine that was bought at Sam's

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Incolumbia, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Incolumbia

    Incolumbia LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a pine tree, don't know what kind, that I purchased at Sam's some years ago. It is now about 4ft tall and getting to big for the house. I'd like to plant it outside, but I don't know when to do this or if I should even try. It's a lovely tree and I don't want to kill it.
    Can I get any suggestions?
  2. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    Is it a house plant that has been indoors all this time? If so then it is probably a Norfolk Island Pine, And that is a tropical that will not survive the winter temps. You can put the pot out during spring - fall, But winter will kill it. Joe
  3. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 180

    What Joe says is right on! You need to know what kind of tree it is before you move it. The norfolk pine is a common one people buy to put inside by large picture windows. I have a customer with one about 10' tall in a vaulted room. Most likely that's what it is, a normal white pine or spruce variety wouldn't have made it inside. Here is some landscaping info that might help you on planting shrubs and trees.
    Good luck with your tree!
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    Why don't you take a digital picture and post it here?
    I'm sure we could confirm what it is.

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