I bought a Norfolk Island Pine to put in my yard after seeing my sister's (she lives in Sugarland). Her tree has been planted for several years now and is probably 8 feet tall. She has a neighbor who has one probably about 12 feet tall. They are both gorgeous! So I had to have one also. Mine is only about 3 feet tall and in a pot.
However, I finally read some background material on them and discovered that they are considered a tropical type tree? I was thinking they were more of the cold hardy evergreens from northern regions.
I have left mine out during every single freeze we've had this winter and it looks absolutely fine. Does anyone grow this one outdoors in areas that freeze occasionally (I am located in far Northwest Harris County). My sister's seems fine but she's a bit farther south.