The Q&A Archives: SPRUCE

Question: Can a Fat Albert Colorad spruce survive in Florida, zone 9? What trees can survive in Florida that have the Christmas tree look?

Answer: You can't grow spruces in Florida. These trees require long, cold winters because they enter a period of dormancy during this time. This dormancy period is essential to their natural development.

However, certain conifers are native to Florida will grow well and provide a Christmas tree look:

sand pine (Pinus clausa)
southern redcedar (Juniperus silicicola)
Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana)

Best wishes with your new trees!

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