Christmas Trees: Top Picks and Differences

Christmas Trees: Top Picks and Differences

26 Nov , 2021

Now that Christmas is literally right around the corner, let's look at the top picks for Christmas trees, the best sellers and the differences you'll expect to find in each! Having a real Christmas tree in your home is such a wonderfully magical experience and if you have never had one, this year should definitely be your first. 

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Nordmann Fir Christmas Tree

Nordmann Fir

When you are looking for a real Christmas Tree for either your home or office the last thing you want to do is to think about needles. The Nordmann Fir is the king of the trees and its needles will stay attached throughout the festive season. 

By far, it is the most popular variety of Christmas tree in the UK, with its glossy green needles. The Nordmann Fir originates from the Caucasus mountains and are similar to the Fraser Fir but softer to the touch. The most common selling point for this type of Christmas tree is definitely its excellent needle retention. They can reach to 60 feet in height and you can get yours HERE!

Fraser Fir christmas tree

Fraser Fir

Fraser Fir Christmas Trees with their dark blue-green foliage have a trimmer but distinctive shape when compared to other trees.  Pot Grown these trees look great and stay fresh throughout the season and are well known for their needle retention and rich orangey scent. 

If the tree is coming indoors all you need to do is put the pot into a decorative planter or on a plant saucer to make sure your floors stay dry as you water the tree like any other plant. Please note that these trees are not guaranteed to take root if replanted but they will remain looking great through out the Christmas season. It can take between 7 to 10 years to grow a 6-7ft Fraser Fir!

Fun fact: the Fraser Fir was named after John Fraser, a Scottish botanist (our trees are grown in Scotland!) who explored the southern Appalachian Mountains in the late 1700s. 

Norway Spruce needles

Norway Spruce

The Norway Spruce is the epitome of a traditional Christmas Tree with a shape and scent to die for. 

Like all trees, it loves being outside but you can help to keep it looking pristine and fresh by placing it in a watering stand and giving it a regular drink.

Norway Spruce needles are 1/2" to 1" long, dark green and shiny. The needle retention on these Christmas trees are poor without proper care but they are sure to keep your home smelling wonderful.

The Norway spruce is a fast-growing evergreen conifer which can reach 40m and live for up to 1,000 years. They are tall and straight and of a triangular appearance, with a pointed crown. 

This type is also used in construction, pulp and paper production, furniture, and musical instruments!

Getting your Christmas tree with Pines and Needles couldn't be easier, with our amazing delivery service that reaches nationwide. We also offer decoration services and removal and recycling services so you won't even have to lift a finger (except to open the door for us). 


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