The Q&A Archives: Yellowing Needles on Norfolk Pine

Question: My Norfolk pine is over 20 years old and about 4 feet high. Some of the lower branches have needles that are turning yellow. Three years ago, two branches fell off. Is this a natural thing? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? The rest of the plant is very healthy. Thanks. Shirley Roth Scottdale, PA

Answer: This is a natural phenomenon. I'd worry if the needles on UPPER branches were yellowing! Be sure to feed it periodically, keep it away from cold drafts, make sure the lower branches get some light and keep it evenly moist.

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