Norway Spruce - Picea Abies
This is the traditional Christmas tree. It has a lovely Christmassy smell. It is a beautiful tree but will shed its needles more quickly than the Firs if not looked after property. It needs to be put in a water holding stand and watered everyday to ensure freshness (see care below)
Blue Spruce - Picea Pungens Glauca
Similar in appearance to the Norway Spruce. These trees have a more rigid shape but very sharp needles. They have a wonderful blue colour and strong smell.
Lodgepole Pine - Pinus contorta
A very different shape to a traditional tree. They have long needles with excellent needle retention.
Nordmann Fir - Abies Nordmanniana
The Nordman Fir is one of the most popular Christmas trees. They are a full shape and very bushy, with soft glossy needles. Nordmann Fir have fantastic needle holding properties.
Noble Fir - Abies Procera
The Noble Fir has soft, green, with blue underside needles. They have excellent needle holding properties and a lovely citrus smell.
The Foliage is often used for making wreaths and garlands.
Fraser Fir - Abies Fraseri
Fraser Firs are very popular in America and are becoming readily available in the UK. They have really good needle holding properties with a fresh citrus fragrance. The needles are soft and short and the tree is a more narrow and compact shape. They are ideal for people who have limited space.