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Plants You Can Turn Into An Outdoor Christmas Tree

Nothing beats a real, live tree

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With Christmas only a few days away, some of you are probably going full-on with your decorating. If you don't have a Christmas tree yet and you don't have time to buy one, don't fret. Your Christmas tree might simply be in your garden. Here are some plants that you can turn into a living Christmas tree. 

1. Podocarpus costalis (Igem Dagat)

This plant can be retained in its container or be planted in your garden. It can grow up to 10 to 12 feet (3 meters). Several leaves are gathered in one stem, making it look like a Christmas tree. You can place a planter of Podocarpus costalis in your lanai and adorn it with Christmas ornaments.

You can get Podocarpus costalis at Cainta Plant Nursery.

2. Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Pine)

This plant very much resembles a pine tree with its thin leaves that gather in one stem. Longer stems are present at the bottom of the tree and become shorter as you go upwards. It can grow up to 49 feet (15 meters) tall. With its height and commanding presence, it can very well be the star in your garden this Christmas.

You can get Araucaria heterophylla at Cainta Plant Nursery.

3. Adonidia merrillii (Manila Palm) 

Palm trees adorned with Christmas lights are common sight along roads in Manila during Christmas. They add to the evening spectacle when buildings and establishments turn on their respective Christmas lights. Manila Palm can grow up to 25 feet high and is easy to maintain. 

Get Adonida merrillii seeds at www.rarepalmseeds.com.

PHOTOS: Cainta Plant Nursery (1 & 2) | www.palmpedia.net (3)

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