Help identifying this tree branch

This branch appears to be some kind of conifer, a fir perhaps. It's needles are soft. The cone parts are small and round. Please help me to identify the tree specifically. I am seeking evergreens that can survive the southeast Georgia summer.
q help identifying tree branch, gardening, plant id
q help identifying tree branch, gardening, plant id
  14 answers
  • Centslessjo Centslessjo on May 11, 2016
    Where did you find this? Just by the photo, it appears to be a Norfolk Island Pine. Which would survive the SE GA summer but not cold. It would have to be in a pot that could be taken in during the winter time. (If it is a Norfold Island Pine).

  • Beverly Beamon Beverly Beamon on May 11, 2016
    That is what it looks like to me. Norfolk Island Pine!

  • Linda Linda on May 11, 2016
    I don't know what it is, but if you want something to survive in Ga, take branches from trees in GA and root them, either in water or with rooting compound (available at nursery.)

  • Patti Dallam Patti Dallam on May 11, 2016
    Cryptomeria japonica

  • Danielle Danielle on May 11, 2016
    Pretty certain that is a Norfolk Island Pine. They're hardier than you think, especially once well established. If you plant some they might freeze someday, but I've seen quite a few growing in our area up here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, and they're doing fine in peoples yards, not in pots, even with our infrequent snows and more frequent winter freezes.

  • Barb Barb on May 11, 2016
    Could it be Princess Pine? Extended family used to collect it an make Christmas garland out of it.

  • Mary Mary on May 11, 2016
    A star pine? We have a few in So. California

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 11, 2016
    I truly do not then that is a norfolk pine.I can usually identify plants but with pictures it is a little hard to answer.My suggestion at this point without sounding unknowledgeable(because normally I can answer the question) I hate this expression,however for your own satisfaction is there any reputable nursery in your area that could be certain. Things look a lot different in everyones location.

  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 12, 2016
    I always recommend going to your local nursery or landscape design place and bring a sprig with you. The professionals in your immediate area are the best ones to properly identify the trees and plants that thrive in your location.

  • Mandy Smith Mandy Smith on May 13, 2016
    I am very surprised to hear a Norfolk Island Pine can be planted outside in NC?

  • Cynthia Jensen Cynthia Jensen on May 14, 2016
    Norfolk Pine

  • Cynthia Jensen Cynthia Jensen on May 14, 2016
    Sold in Super Markets at Christmas time in CA

  • Kathy Kathy on May 15, 2016
    It looks like the short needle pine my father-in-law brought from northern Georgia several years ago. The older the tree gets, the stiffer the needles get and the cones become slightly larger.

  • Ath9102554 Ath9102554 on Oct 09, 2016
    Also could be a Cryptomeria evergreen tree...