Growing in the plantation are Norway Spruce, which is your traditional Christmas tree. We also grow Nordman Fir, Fraser Fir and Noble Fir which have great needle holding qualities. Not sure what tree to have, our “Elves” will help advise you get the perfect tree.
Norway Spruce - picea abies - The traditional Christmas tree from our childhood and a best seller. It has a beautiful fragrance with a uniformed, conical shape. When cut fresh, kept away from direct heat and watered regularly it has good needle retention and is my preferred choice of tree every year!!
Nordman Fir (picea abies)
Nordman Fir - abies nordmanniana - A very popular tree with great needle holding qualities. Thick glossy green needles with strong branches and great symmetrical shape.
Noble Fir - abies procera - blue-green needles and an evenly spaced layered look with great needle holding qualities and a lovely fresh fragrance. The stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garlands. It is often described as the perfect tree for a smaller house or flat since it is generally of smaller diameter.
Fraser Fir - abies frasieri - With gorgeous silver blue needles and great needle holding qualities. A compact pyramid shaped tree, with a lovely fragrance. Becoming an increasingly popular choice.
Christmas Tree Care Instructions
Try not to buy your tree too early and wait until December. When looked after properly they will last through the festive season.
Leave it outside in a bucket of water for as long as possible.
They are similar to cut flowers and need plenty of water and where possible keep them away from direct heat, such as radiators, under floor heating, open fires and log burners.
Cut a couple of cms off the bottom of the trunk, the same as you do with flowers and place your tree in a suitable water holding stand.
Water your tree every day and do not let the stand dry out. They will drink at least a pint of water a day.
The cooler you keep your tree and the better it is watered the longer it will last.