Christmas Trees!

Posted on:
Dec 9, 14

It was a very busy weekend and the trees were flying out!

We have still got some of all the different varieties – cut, on a log and pot grown.

This year we have 6 different varieties of cut and pot grown Christmas trees! Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and after a long time Noble Fir.

We have cut trees ranging from 5ft to 9ft high. You will need a stand or bucket to put them in. We have a small selection at the nursery to choose from if you don’t already have one. We also have trees on logs ranging from 4ft to 7ft high where the tree is inserted in a log stand.

The pot grown trees are Nordmann Firs, Norway Spruces and Blue Spruces from 2ft up to 5ft high.

As usual, we can look after your reserved tree up until 20th December.

6 different varieties this year!

 All the Fir trees have very low needle drop and will retain their needles, as long as you keep either the log constantly wet or ideally a stand with a water reservoir topped up with water. They all have fragrant foliage. 

It takes 7-10 years to produce a 6-7 feet tree!

NORDMANN FIR – Abies normanniana. Symmetrical shape, with strong branches. The needles are long, mid green and soft. It is a wide tree, so you will need a reasonable space to show this tree off to its best advantage – for a 6ft tree allow approximately 5ft. Very low needle drop.

FRASER FIR – Abies fraseri. Pyramid shaped with branches that turn slightly upward. Soft flat needles of blue-green above and silvery-grey bands on the underside. Pleasant citrus pine fragrance. Compact, dense shape. It is a narrow tree, making it ideal where space is at a premium. Very low needle drop.

New NOBLE FIR – Abies nobilis.  Very symmetrical horizontal branches. Needles turn upwards, exposing the lower branches. Soft, flat, blue-green foliage. The stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments. Very low needle drop.

LODGEPOLE PINE – Pinus contorta. A wonderful natural pine scent. Long flat green needles. Shape of tree is like a monkey puzzle tree. Low needle drop.

All our Lodgepole Pines are on logs this year.

NORWAY SPRUCE – Picea abies. Traditional Christmas tree. 8-11years to grow a 6-7feet tree! The needles are mid to dark green and prickly to touch, but the strong branches make it an ideal tree to decorate. It has its own unique scent, feel and shape. Do not allow to dry out. Best in a stand with a large water reservoir. Water well – a gallon of water a day! 

New BLUE SPRUCE – Picea pungens. Good symmetrical form and attractive silver blue needles. Prickly needles.

These trees have been grown in their pots and have a full root system.  Keep the compost in the pot moist at all times. They can be planted out or potted up in spring.