There are some great alternatives to cut Christmas trees.
Norfolk Island Pines are one of the most popular because of their look. They are layered like many fir trees and resemble a Christmas tree.
Hollywood Junipers and Blue Point Junipers are another alternative with the look of a true Christmas tree. They grow well in our area and can be planted in the ground after the holidays or kept as a container plant and used for years to come.
Yaupon holly trees are also great with their red berries this time of year. Magnolia and Ficus Trees can also be used.
All of these can be strung with lights and used indoors for a couple of weeks before needing to be put back outside in their normal environment. Be creative. Look around the patio and see what you have to decorate. It’s always fun to decorate a non-traditional tree and surprise your family and guests!