The average maximum height of Norfolk Island pine trees in Florida, is 80 feet, though they can easily grow taller, some even exceeding 100 feet. The reason for this is fairly simple. The average height of the rest of the canopy is 80 feet. When a tree extends above that range, the risk of being struck by lightning increases greatly.
Things to Consider:
- Fast growing tree that does well in most conditions.
- Usually multi-trunk in pots, but should be reduced to single before maturity.
- Cones are rare, but can weigh up to 10-12 lbs.
- Can have intrusive roots near trunk.
Often, trees with multiple trunks are selected for their symmetrical shape. While this is fine for smaller trees, it is recommended that a single trunk be selected to remain, and all others properly removed over time. Weak branch attachment is one of the leading causes of failure in Norfolk Island pines.
If you have any other questions regarding the Norfolk Island pine, please let us know. And as always, we look forward to the opportunity to care for your trees. Call or click, and we will schedule a free estimate with our Certified Arborist.